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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: THE SPIDER AND THE TAPESTRIES. Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 92 pp. with 69 col. ills. 20 x 14 cm. ISBN 9783775739979 In English.
Publisher's description: Louise Bourgeois' tapestry and needlepoint work deals with reparation in both a literal and metaphorical sense. In many of the works, fragmented tapestries are pieced together and repaired to create new sculptural forms. The recurring practices of weaving, stitching and mending express Bourgeois' identification with her childhood and the family business of tapestry restoration. 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. This publication includes archival photographs and facsimile documents from the Bourgeois family archive, as well as excerpts from the artist's psychoanalytical writings.
Artist(s):Bourgeois, Louise
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 813168
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