From Library Journal
This collection of writings and statements by sculptor Bourgeois includes letters, journal entries, poetry, and interviews with the artist spanning the entire period from her student days to just last year. The impression created is one of lifelong preoccupation with a set of personal concerns that, as curator Bernadac says in the introduction, reflect "the fundamental dichotomy between professional control and spontaneity, between the conscious and the unconscious, between the expression that is structured, assembled, and thought through, and the expression that is presented raw, as the product of an urgent impulse." Readers not already familiar with Bourgeois's work will appreciate the small photographs of sculptures, drawings, and prints included. Recommended for scholarly and specialized collections.?Kathryn Wekselman, Univ. of Cincinnati Lib.
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"Everything she says is interesting, and much of it is funny. One reads through the book with a desire to turn down every second page or at least make asterisks in the margin... `Art comes from the inability to seduce. I am unable to make myself loved... I am the indefatigable seducer.'" -- Katherine Govier, Globe & Mail (Toronto), August 1, 1998