Louise bourgeois 1911–2010 invented a new kind of language for sculpture--a language that was essentially psychoanalytic, uniquely capable of expressing oedipal struggle, ominous forces of repression, sexual symbolism and material uncanniness. Violette Editions. Selected and edited by philip larratt-smith bourgeois’ literary archivist, and contextualized with eight extensive scholarly essays, this collection of approximately 80 previously unpublished writings spans some six decades of the artist’s production.
Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed: Psychoanalytic Writings - Louise bourgeois: the return of the Repressed highlights the enduring presence of psychoanalysis as a motivational force and a site of exploration in the artist’s life and work. The second volume in this gorgeous slipcased set is an impressive, up-to-date Bourgeois monograph that details works made right up until the artist’s death in 2010
Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding PortraitThe Museum of Modern Art, New York - It also emphasizes the collaborative relationships that were so fundamental to these endeavors. She met robert goldwater, an american art historian, in Paris and they married and moved to New York in 1938. This first thorough survey of bourgeois’ prints and books orients these works within her broader practiceLouise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait explores the prints and books of the celebrated sculptor.
This little-known body of work is vast in scope―numbering some 1, 200 individual compositions―and highly significant within her larger practice. Early on, bourgeois focused on painting and printmaking, turning to sculpture only in the later 1940s. These works encompass the same themes and motifs that occupied Bourgeois throughout her career, and they are explored here within the context of related sculptures, drawings and early paintings.
Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait - In 1982, at 70 years old, bourgeois finally took center stage with a retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art. Included are interviews with bourgeois’ longtime assistant, a printer she worked with side-by-side at her home/studio on 20th Street in New York and the publisher who, in the last decade of her life, encouraged her to experiment with innovative prints that broke the traditional boundaries of the medium.
The volume is rounded out with a chronology and bibliography that focus on prints and illustrated books while also providing general background on Bourgeois’ life and art. Born in paris in 1911, louise Bourgeois was raised by parents who ran a tapestry restoration business. She died in new york in 2010, at the age of 98.
Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise BourgeoisThe Monacelli Press - Her solo 1982 retrospective at the museum of modern art launched an extraordinarily productive late career, making her a much-honored and vivid presence on the international art scene until her death in 2010 at the age of 98. With more than 1000 illustrations, Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois comprehensively surveys her immense oeuvre in unmatched depth.
In a career spanning nearly 75 years, louise Bourgeois created a vast body of work that enriched the formal language of modern art while it expressed her intense inner struggles with unprecedented candor and unpredictable invention. Trained as a painter and printmaker, wood, including marble, bronze, plaster, Bourgeois embraced sculpture as her primary medium and experimented with a range of materials over the years, and latex.
Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois - . Bourgeois contributed significantly to Surrealism, and installation art, Postminimalist, but her work always remained fiercely independent of style or movement. Writing from a uniquely intimate perspective, and drawing on decades of research, as a close personal friend of Bourgeois, Robert Storr critically evaluates her achievements and reveals the complexity and passion of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.
Louise Bourgeois: I Have Been to Hell and BackHatje Cantz - Monacelli Press. The volume is grouped into themes that characterize her oeuvre, including memory, sexuality, trauma, relationships, fear and the difficulties of being an artist and mother at the same time. She quickly developed a sculptural vocabulary that drew inventively and equally on Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism and psychoanalysis.
Anyone who has stood underneath one of Louise Bourgeois' Mamans―her sculptures of spiders, symbolizing maternal protection―understands the singularity of her artistic approach. Personal photographs further document the artist's childhood and family life, with several letters and documents being made available for the first time.
Born in paris, where she studied with fernand léger, louise bourgeois 1911–2010 moved to New York in 1938, where her first solo exhibition was held at the Bertha Schaefer Gallery in 1945. She died in May 2010 This extensive monograph provides an overview of Bourgeois' artistic development, and presents a large number of works, including some that have never before been reproduced.
Louise Bourgeois: I Have Been to Hell and Back - Stylistically, works made of fabric, installations, her pioneering body of work is complex: she deployed a wide variety of materials and practices―drawings, etchings, latex, sculptures in wood, bronze, marble, plaster and hemp―to address universal questions. Bourgeois had her first retrospective in 1982, at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Louise Bourgeois Destruction of the Father / Reconstruction of the Father: Writings and Interviews, 1923-1997The MIT Press - This book collects both her writings and her spokenremarks on art, confirming the deep links between her work and herbiography and offering new insights into her creative process. Bourgeois, andwriters, " has given numerous interviews to journalists, expressing her views on her oeuvre, artists, a private woman "withoutsecrets, revealing its hiddenmeanings, and relating the connection of certain works to the traumasof her childhood.
Monacelli Press. Destruction of the father ;the title comes fromthe name of a sculpture she did following the death of her husband in1973 ;contains both formal texts and what the artist calls"pen-thoughts": drawing-texts often connected to her drawings andsculptures, with stories or poems inscribed alongside the images.
Louise Bourgeois Destruction of the Father / Reconstruction of the Father: Writings and Interviews, 1923-1997 - Writing is a means of expression that has gained increasing importancefor Bourgeois, particularly during periods of insomnia. Edited by marie-laure bernadac and hans-Ulrich Obrist"Everyday you have to abandon your past or accept it and then if youcannot accept it, you become a sculptor. Since the age of twelve, the internationally renowned sculptor LouiseBourgeois has been writing and drawing ;first a diary preciselyrecounting the everyday events of her family life, then notes andreflections.
The writing iscompulsive, but it can also be perfectly controlled, and sense ofliterary form she has frequently published articles on artists, informed by herintellectual background, knowledge of art history, exhibitions, and art events.
Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the FutureGuggenheim Museum Publications - Essays explore the social, intellectual and artistic context of af Klint's 1906 break with figuration and her subsequent development, placing her in the context of Swedish modernism and folk art traditions, contemporary scientific discoveries, and spiritualist and occult movements. Hilma af klint's daring abstractions exert a mystical magnetismWhen Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind more than 1, 000 paintings and works on paper that she had kept largely private during her lifetime.
Monacelli Press. The volume also delves into her unrealized plans for a spiral-shaped temple in which to display her art―a wish that finds a fortuitous answer in the Guggenheim Museum's rotunda, the site of the exhibition. Believing the world was not yet ready for her art, she stipulated that it should remain unseen for another 20 years.
Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future - But only in recent decades has the public had a chance to reckon with af Klint's radically abstract painting practice―one which predates the work of Vasily Kandinsky and other artists widely considered trailblazers of modernist abstraction. Her boldly colorful works, totalizing world order through a synthesis of natural and geometric forms, reflect an ambitious, spiritually informed attempt to chart an invisible, many of them large-scale, textual elements and esoteric symbolism.
Accompanying the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work in the United States, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future represents her groundbreaking painting series while expanding recent scholarship to present the fullest picture yet of her life and art. A roundtable discussion among contemporary artists, scholars and curators considers af Klint's sources and relevance to art in the 21st century.
Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a TormentGlenstone Museum - From her early wooden personages to her large hanging sculptures, from suites of drawings and prints to textile works and her immersive Cells, To Unravel a Torment surveys Bourgeois' career through selected examples from her enormous body of work. Bourgeois was also a prolific writer, matching her sculptural language with reams of psychoanalytic musings on repression, symbolism and material.
My art is an exorcism. Psychologically, the voluptuous and the distressing, Bourgeois' works intermingle the abstract and corporeal, emotionally and often sexually charged, to striking effect. Louise bourgeois: to unravel a torment accompanies the first exhibition of the artist's work at Glenstone Museum, and features more than 30 major works drawn from the museum's collection.
Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment - To unravel a torment also brings together never-before-published diary entries by the artist, annotated by Bourgeois scholar Philip Larratt-Smith, a contribution by art historian Briony Fer and an introduction by Emily Wei Rales, founder and director of Glenstone Museum. Celebrated for her singular contributions to 20th-century sculpture, painting, installation and writing, drawing, printmaking, French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois' 1911–2010 explorations of the human condition originated from her own lived experience.
Monacelli Press. My goal is to relive a past emotion, " Bourgeois explained.
Louise Bourgeois: The Spider and the TapestriesHatje Cantz - Monacelli Press. The recurring practices of weaving, stitching and mending express Bourgeois' identification with her childhood and the family business of tapestry restoration. Louise bourgeois The Spider and the Tapestries. Coupled with the medium of tapestry, Bourgeois' recurring motif of the spider symbolizes her mother, a weaver, and fully explores the complex relationship between mother and child.
Louise bourgeois' tapestry and needlepoint work deals with reparation in both a literal and metaphorical sense. This publication includes archival photographs and facsimile documents from the Bourgeois family archive, as well as excerpts from the artist's psychoanalytical writings. In many of the works, fragmented tapestries are pieced together and repaired to create new sculptural forms.
Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern ArtLittle, Brown and Company - Monacelli Press. Grace hartigan fearlessly abandoned life as a New Jersey housewife and mother to achieve stardom as one of the boldest painters of her generation. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, fought, and loved, drank, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come.
These women changed american art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation. Gutsy and indomitable, lee krasner was a hell-raising leader among artists long before she became part of the modern art world's first celebrity couple by marrying Jackson Pollock.
Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art - Elaine de kooning, whose brilliant mind and peerless charm made her the emotional center of the New York School, used her work and words to build a bridge between the avant-garde and a public that scorned abstract art as a hoax. Louise bourgeois The Spider and the Tapestries. Joan mitchell, whose notoriously tough exterior shielded a vulnerable artist within, escaped a privileged but emotionally damaging Chicago childhood to translate her fierce vision into magnificent canvases.
The rich, revealing, and thrilling story of five women whose lives and painting propelled a revolution in modern art, from the National Book Award finalist. In ninth street women, acclaimed author Mary Gabriel tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists in shaping not just postwar America but the future.
Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, sometimes tragic, wild, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting--not as muses but as artists. Her gamble paid off: at twenty-three she created a work so original it launched a new school of painting.
Fantastic Reality: Louise Bourgeois and a Story of Modern Art October BooksThe MIT Press - 1911, france emigrated to new York in 1938 and is still actively working and exhibiting today. This turn to the mother and the death drive at once in child psychoanalysis, not only finds powerful expression in Bourgeois's art, and Eva Hesse, including Marcel Duchamp, but is echoed in the work of other artists, Yayoi Kusama, Jasper Johns, Nixon contends, and in a return to Klein in recent art.
Fantastic reality, " Bourgeois calls the condition of her art. Starting from bourgeois's investigation, through a multiplicity of forms and materials, of the problem of subjectivity on the very threshold of emergence, this book argues for a new psychoanalytic story of modern art. Rejecting the oedipal narratives of freud and the dream imagery of surrealism for the object world of the infantile drives, Bourgeois turned to the child analysis pioneered by Klein, the figure Julia Kristeva has called "the boldest reformer in the history of modern psychoanalysis.
Fantastic Reality: Louise Bourgeois and a Story of Modern Art October Books - With klein, and formlessness―where we might least expect to find it, Bourgeois thinks the negative―fragmentation, splitting, in the corporeal fantasies of mother and child. Monacelli Press. A pivotal figure in twentieth-century art, Louise Bourgeois b. Louise bourgeois The Spider and the Tapestries. A critical study of louise bourgeois's art from the 1940s to the 1980s: its departure from surrealism and its dialogue with psychoanalysis.
The art of louise bourgeois stages a dynamic encounter between modern art and psychoanalysis, argues Mignon Nixon in the first full-scale critical study of the artist's work.
Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy TwomblyMelville House - Shuttling between stunning homes in Italy and the United States where he perfected his room-size canvases, he managed his public image carefully and rarely gave interviews. Upon first seeing twombly’s remarkable paintings, and began chasing every lead, writer Joshua Rivkin became obsessed himself with the mysterious artist, big or small—anything that might illuminate those works, or who Twombly really was.
Now, rivkin has reconstructed twombly’s life, after unprecedented archival research and years of interviews, from his time at the legendary Black Mountain College to his canonization in a 1994 MoMA retrospective; from his heady explorations of Rome in the 1950s with Robert Rauschenberg to the ongoing efforts to shape his legacy after his death.
Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly - Including previously unpublished photographs, Chalk presents a more personal and searching type of biography than we’ve ever encountered, and brings to life a more complex Twombly than we’ve ever known Monacelli Press. Louise bourgeois The Spider and the Tapestries. The most substantive biography of the artist to date.
. Propulsive, positive and persuasive. Holland cotter, new york times book review **finalist for the pen / jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography****A New York Times Editors Choice**Cy Twombly was a man obsessed with myth and history—including his own.