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The Resource Louise Bourgeois : an unfolding portrait : prints, books, and the creative process, Deborah Wye ; foreword by Glenn D. Lowry

Louise Bourgeois : an unfolding portrait : prints, books, and the creative process, Deborah Wye ; foreword by Glenn D. Lowry

Label
Louise Bourgeois : an unfolding portrait : prints, books, and the creative process
Title
Louise Bourgeois
Title remainder
an unfolding portrait : prints, books, and the creative process
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Wye ; foreword by Glenn D. Lowry
Title variation
Unfolding portrait
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Host institution
Interviewee
Interviewer
Organizer
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • "'Louise Bourgeois : An Unfolding Portrait' explores this celebrated artist's prints and books, a little known but highly significant part of Bourgeois's larger practice. Her copious production in these mediums - addressing themes that perennially occupied her, including memory, trauma, and the body - is examined here within the context of related sculptures, drawings, and paintings. This investigation sheds light on Bourgeois's creative process, which is uniquely and vividly apparent through the evolving states and variants of her prints; seeing these sequences unfold is akin to looking over the artist's shoulder as she worked. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this catalogue features an insightful essay by curator (and longtime friend of the artist) Deborah Wye, examining Bourgeois's involvement with these mediums alongside the developments of her long life and career. Interviews with three of the artist's close collaborators further illuminate her artistic practice and output, some three hundred examples of which are presented in this volume."
  • Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait' explores the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010). Bourgeois's printed oeuvre, a little-known aspect of her work, is vast in scope and comprises some 1,400 printed compositions, created primarily in the last two decades of her life but also at the beginning of her career, in the 1940s. Over the course of her career, Bourgeois constantly revisited the themes of her art, all of which emerged from emotions she struggled with for a lifetime. Also, she said there was no rivalry between the mediums in which she worked, noting that they say the same thing in different ways. Here, her prints and illustrated books will be seen in the context of related sculptures, drawings, and paintings, and within thematic groupings that explore motifs of architecture, the body, and nature, as well as investigations of abstraction and works made from old garments and household fabrics. Exhibition: Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States (24.09.2017 - 28.01.2018)
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Assigning source
--Publisher's description, back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wye, Deborah
Date of event
September 24, 2017-January 28, 2018,
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
  • N6490
  • N6537.B645
LC item number
W94 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Other event information
"Louis Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait" :
Place of event
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, United States
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1911-2010
  • 1911-2010
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  • Lowry, Glenn D.
  • Gorovoy, Jerry
  • Harlan, Felix
  • Shiff, Ben
  • Kang, Sewon
  • Bourgeois, Louise
  • Bourgeois, Louise
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
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  • Bourgeois, Louise
  • Bourgeois, Louise
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Gorovoy, Jerry
  • Harlan, Felix
  • Shiff, Ben
  • Prints, French
  • Women artists
  • Women sculptors
  • Women artists
  • Bourgeois, Louise
  • Bourgeois, Louise
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Artists
  • Sculptors
  • United States
  • Arbeiten auf Papier
  • Druckgrafik
  • Installation
  • Künstlerbuch
  • Plastik
Target audience
general
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Label
Louise Bourgeois : an unfolding portrait : prints, books, and the creative process, Deborah Wye ; foreword by Glenn D. Lowry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Louis Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait" held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 24, 2017-January 28, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Glenn D. Lowry -- Introduction : "time stopped, time remembered, time recreated" : Louise Bourgeois : prints and books / Deborah Wye -- THEMES AND VARIATIONS. Architecture embodied -- Abstracted emotions -- Fabric of memory -- Alone and together -- Forces of nature -- Lasting impressions -- WORKING RELATIONSHIPS. Jerry Gorovoy, Assistant -- Felix Harlan of Harlan & Weaver, Inc., Printer -- Benjamin Shiff of Osiris, Publisher
Control code
973157279
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781633450417
Lccn
2017941898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)973157279
Label
Louise Bourgeois : an unfolding portrait : prints, books, and the creative process, Deborah Wye ; foreword by Glenn D. Lowry
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Louis Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait" held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 24, 2017-January 28, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Glenn D. Lowry -- Introduction : "time stopped, time remembered, time recreated" : Louise Bourgeois : prints and books / Deborah Wye -- THEMES AND VARIATIONS. Architecture embodied -- Abstracted emotions -- Fabric of memory -- Alone and together -- Forces of nature -- Lasting impressions -- WORKING RELATIONSHIPS. Jerry Gorovoy, Assistant -- Felix Harlan of Harlan & Weaver, Inc., Printer -- Benjamin Shiff of Osiris, Publisher
Control code
973157279
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781633450417
Lccn
2017941898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)973157279

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