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LOUISE BOURGEOIS AND PETER ZUMTHOR: STEILNESET MEMORIAL -- TO THE VICTIMS OF THE FINNMARK WITCHCRAFT TRIALS. Jan Andresen. Forlaget Press, Oslo, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 160 pp. with 75 col. ills. 22 x 16 cm. ISBN 9788232800957 In English.
Due date: December 2016. Publisher's description: This book documents a unique collaboration between the artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) and the architect Peter Zumthor (born 1973). The Steilneset Memorial, opened in 2011, is a monument in Vardo, Norway, commemorating the 17th-century trial and execution of 91 women for witchcraft. The brainchild of the National Tourist Routes project in Norway (a government-sponsored initiative which aims to attract visitors to remote but exceptionally beautiful locations), the Steilneset Memorial started out as a modest monument to honor the victims of the witchcraft trials, to be built on the site where the burnings originally took place. But the project, which would be Bourgeois' last major work, grew in the hands of Zumthor and Bourgeois into two distinct, haunting structures.
Artist(s):Bourgeois, Louise; Zumthor, Peter
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 814334
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