24 June 2010

just saw these beautiful images via HERE


Pictured above is a sample of the artwork inside the book. LIMITED EDITION of 1800 When Louise Bourgeois was 8 years old in 1919, her family moved to the Parisian suburb of Antony where the Bièvre River cut across the garden in a straight line. The river was key to their relocation as it was imperative to the family's business of tapestry restoration for the washing of the tapestries. In 2002, Bourgeois would distill her emotions and memories of the river and the garden in an important unique fabric book entitled ODE À LA BIÈVRE. In the book she reminisces through images and text, ?With the soil from that river we planted geraniums, masses of peonies, and beds of asparagus and honeysuckle that smelled so sweet in the rain. Using her own garments as raw material to make sewn fabric collages, she evoked feelings and memories through lines, shapes and colors. Years later, Bourgeois was to go back to the house with her own family only to find the river to no longer exist, "only the trees that my father had planted along its edge remained as a witness." This new book faithfully reproduces all 25 color pages of that original fabric work.

one day $ will not be an object



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