Louise Bourgeois: Spiral (Hardcover)

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By Louise Bourgeois (Artist)
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An ode to Louise Bourgeois's fascination with the spiral, a shape "ubiquitous in art and nature and transfixing to the human eye" -Albert Mobilio, Bookforum

In materials as diverse as wood, steel, bronze, latex, marble, plaster, resin, hemp, lead, ink, pencil, crayon, woodcut, watercolor and gouache, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) investigates every imaginable manifestation of the spiral, from graphic patterns to graphite whorls, wobbly orbits to chiseled vortices, twisted columns to coiling snakes, staircases and pyramids. The cursive blue-paper word drawings also included, in English and French, complement the purely visual works by conveying the spirit of Bourgeois' writing in extraordinary pictorial forms. Bourgeois called the spiral "an attempt at controlling the chaos. It has two directions. Where do you place yourself, at the periphery or at the vortex?" In another context, she has also stated "I would dream of my father's mistress. I would do it in my dreams by wringing her neck. The spiral--I love the spiral--represents control and freedom."



Product Details
ISBN: 9788862086448
ISBN-10: 886208644X
Publisher: Damiani Ltd
Publication Date: February 19th, 2019
Pages: 84
Language: English