Cloth Lullaby : The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Cloth Lullaby : The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois
Author: Amy Novesky Isabelle Arsenault
Rating: 4.18
Bestsellers Rate: 17782
Publisher: Abrams
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 40
Hours of reading: 0.7 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 15,53 €

About the book

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.

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**STARRED REVIEW** "With evocative, gorgeous illustrations and an inspirational story of an artist not often covered in children's literature, this arresting volume is an excellent addition to nonfiction picture book collections, particularly those lacking titles about women artists." --Booklist

Amy Novesky Biography

Amy Novesky likes to write picture books about interesting people and places. She is the award-winning author of ELEPHANT PRINCE, illustrated by Belgin Wedman; ME, FRIDA, about Frida Kahlo in San Francisco, illustrated by David Diaz; GEORGIA IN HAWAII, about Georgia O'Keeffe's travels in the Hawaiian islands, illustrated by Yuyi Morales; and IMOGEN, THE MOTHER OF MODERNISM AND THREE BOYS, about photographer Imogen Cunningham, illustrated by Lisa Congdon. LANGSTON HUGHES' LULLABY, illustrated by Sean Qualls, and MISTER & LADY DAY, about Billie Holiday and her beloved dogs, illustrated by Vanessa Newton, will follow in 2013. Amy lives and writes just north of San Francisco. To learn more about Amy, please visit her website: www.amynovesky.com. ... Read full biography

Authors: Amy Novesky Isabelle Arsenault
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Publisher: Abrams
Imprint: Abrams Books For Young Readers
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9781419718816
ISBN10: 1419718819
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Illustrations: 40 full-color illustrations
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Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
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Pages: 40
Book Weight: 480
Book Dimensions: 236x285x11
Circulation: None
Publication date: May 24, 2016
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Publication City/Country: New York, United States

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