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Destruction of the Father / Reconstruction of the Father: Writings and Interviews, 1923-1997

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andlt;Pandgt;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. 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.Writing is a means of expression that has gained increasing importancefor Bourgeois, particularly during periods of insomnia. The writing iscompulsive, but it can also be perfectly controlled, informed by herintellectual background, knowledge of art history, and sense ofliterary form (she has frequently published articles on artists,exhibitions, and art events). Bourgeois, a private woman "withoutsecrets," has given numerous interviews to journalists, artists, andwriters, expressing her views on her oeuvre, revealing its hiddenmeanings, and relating the connection of certain works to the traumasof her childhood. 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.andlt;/Pandgt;

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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.

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Destruction of the Fatherandmdash;the title comes fromthe name of a sculpture she did following the death of her husband in1973andmdash;contains both formal texts and what the artist callsandquot;pen-thoughtsandquot;: drawing-texts often connected to her drawings andsculptures, with stories or poems inscribed alongside the images.

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andlt;Pandgt;Destruction of the Fatherand#38;mdash;the title comes fromthe name of a sculpture she did following the death of her husband in1973and#38;mdash;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.andlt;/Pandgt;

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Writing is a means of expression that has gained increasing importance for Bourgeois, particularly during periods of insomnia. The writing is compulsive, but it can also be perfectly controlled, informed by her intellectual background, knowledge of art history, and sense of literary form (she has frequently published articles on artists, exhibitions, and art events). Bourgeois, a private woman without secrets, has given numerous interviews to journalists, artists, and writers, expressing her views on her oeuvre, revealing its hidden meanings, and relating the connection of certain works to the traumas of her childhood. This book collects both her writings and her spoken remarks on art, confirming the deep links between her work and her biography and offering new insights into her creative process.

Synopsis:

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. 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.Writing is a means of expression that has gained increasing importancefor Bourgeois, particularly during periods of insomnia. The writing iscompulsive, but it can also be perfectly controlled, informed by herintellectual background, knowledge of art history, and sense ofliterary form (she has frequently published articles on artists,exhibitions, and art events). Bourgeois, a private woman "withoutsecrets," has given numerous interviews to journalists, artists, andwriters, expressing her views on her oeuvre, revealing its hiddenmeanings, and relating the connection of certain works to the traumasof her childhood. 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262522465
Subtitle:
Writings and Interviews, 1923--1997
Editor:
Obrist, Hans-Ulrich
Editor:
Obrist, Hans-Ulrich
Author:
Obrist, Hans-Ulrich
Author:
Bourgeois, Louise
Editor:
Bernadac, Marie-Laure
Author:
Bernadac, Marie-Laure
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Sculptors
Subject:
Bourgeois, louise, 1911-
Subject:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews.
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Sculptors -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Writing Art Destruction of the Father / Reconstruction of the Father
Publication Date:
19980612
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 band#38;w illus.
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 1.6 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Destruction of the Fatherandmdash;the title comes fromthe name of a sculpture she did following the death of her husband in1973andmdash;contains both formal texts and what the artist callsandquot;pen-thoughtsandquot;: drawing-texts often connected to her drawings andsculptures, with stories or poems inscribed alongside the images.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;Destruction of the Fatherand#38;mdash;the title comes fromthe name of a sculpture she did following the death of her husband in1973and#38;mdash;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.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , Writing is a means of expression that has gained increasing importance for Bourgeois, particularly during periods of insomnia. The writing is compulsive, but it can also be perfectly controlled, informed by her intellectual background, knowledge of art history, and sense of literary form (she has frequently published articles on artists, exhibitions, and art events). Bourgeois, a private woman without secrets, has given numerous interviews to journalists, artists, and writers, expressing her views on her oeuvre, revealing its hidden meanings, and relating the connection of certain works to the traumas of her childhood. This book collects both her writings and her spoken remarks on art, confirming the deep links between her work and her biography and offering new insights into her creative process.
"Synopsis" by , 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. 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.Writing is a means of expression that has gained increasing importancefor Bourgeois, particularly during periods of insomnia. The writing iscompulsive, but it can also be perfectly controlled, informed by herintellectual background, knowledge of art history, and sense ofliterary form (she has frequently published articles on artists,exhibitions, and art events). Bourgeois, a private woman "withoutsecrets," has given numerous interviews to journalists, artists, andwriters, expressing her views on her oeuvre, revealing its hiddenmeanings, and relating the connection of certain works to the traumasof her childhood. 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.
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