Louise Bourgeois (Modern Artists)


This engaging survey probes the spellbinding life and work of Louise Bourgeois, whose artworks are among the most memorable of the 20th century, and now the 21st. Bourgeois, born in Paris in 1911, has produced a body of work that is as diverse in its use of materials as it is consistent in its themes. While placing her within key art historical traditions, each chapter focuses on the artist’s use of different media and techniques, from painting and assemblage to sculpture, paper ephemera, and beyond.

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Quotations and interviews with the artist provide insight into her motivations and concerns. As Bourgeois approaches her own centenary, still active and creating new work, this accessible introduction is a fitting tribute to the achievement of an astonishing artist.