Cloth Lullaby

Cloth Lullaby

The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

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Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a world-renowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel, stone, and cast rubber. Her most famous spider sculpture, Maman, stands more than 30 feet high. Just as spiders spin and repair their webs, Louise's own mother was a weaver of tapestries. Louise spent her childhood in France as an apprentice to her mother before she became a tapestry artist herself. She worked with fabric throughout her career, and this biographical picture book shows how Bourgeois's childhood experiences weaving with her loving, nurturing mother provided the inspiration for her most famous works.With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.
Publisher: New York, New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781419718816
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations, portrait ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Arsenault, Isabelle 1978-- Illustrator


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Oct 22, 2019

Grateful for this important book on an important artist. I think the author and illustrator may have taken some liberties portraying Louise Bourgeois' childhood, but definitely the family tapestry business influenced her perception and artwork. I first became aware of her work when her spider sculpture was displayed in 2002 at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio.

Aug 12, 2016

I didn't realize when I put the hold on this book that it was for "young readers." But I imagine the prose seems too poetic to maintain the interest of young readers. And too light for adult readers. A slight volume.

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