Paris: Flammarion, 1996. 1st US Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher's navy paper-covered boards, spine stamped black, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
In-depth monograph on French-American sculptor and installation artist Bourgeois: "Neither surrealist nor expressionist, neither minimalist nor baroque, Bourgeois resembles no one else....Hers is a 'primal' art in the sense that inspiration springs directly from emotions triggered by her past. It is fetishistic rather than literary or cerebral, functioning as an exorcism with curative and magical effects....It is an art that is closer to life than to art" (from the introduction). Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white plates, photos and reproductions. With a biographical chronology and a bibliography. Spine-ends and corners slightly banged, dust jacket unclipped. Near fine. Item #75