Runaway Girl The Artist Louise Bourgeois by Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan
  

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Runaway Girl The Artist Louise Bourgeois by Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan

This title about one of the most important and controversial artists of the 20th century is aimed at young teenagers. Runaway Girl provides an intimate look at the life and work of sculptor Louise Bourgeois (born 1911). Known for her graphic, sometimes disturbing, yet always personal artworks, Bourgeois broke down barriers for women in the male-dominated art world as she struggled to make sense of her own troubled past. Family photographs and reproductions of Bourgeois's work - from Deconstruction of Father to Maman - are interspersed with exclusive interviews, selections from the artist's journals and clear text.

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I was in effect a runaway girl....All my work in the past 50 years, all my subjects, have found their inspiration in my childhood.

About the Author

Jan Greenberg is the author of five books on American art and architecture and seven works of fiction for young readers. Her many awards include an ALA Notable, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Booklist Editor's Choice, IRA Teacher's Choice, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor. She was the editor of Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art, which received the Michael L. Printz Honor Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature from the American Library Association. She lives in St. Louise, Missouri. Sandra Jordan is an editor and a photographer as well as a writer of award-winning books.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
80 pages

Author

Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan
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Publisher

Harry N. Abrams, Inc. an imprint of Abrams

Publication date

23rd June 2003

ISBN

9780810942370


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