Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child **Pre-order for February 2022**


Special Exhibition Price £30  (RRP £38)

Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child explores the artist’s astonishingly inventive and varied works made with different types of textiles. 

Bourgeois was already in her eighties when she began developing a diverse range of fabric-based sculptures, installations, drawings, collages, books and prints first using her own clothes, and then, later, a wider range of materials including bedlinen, towels, handkerchiefs, tapestry and needlepoint. Intimate, unnerving and compelling, Bourgeois’s fabric works mine the themes of identity and sexuality, trauma and memory, guilt and reparation, and serve as metaphors for emotional and psychological states. 

This catalogue – which accompanies an exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London and the Gropius Bau, Berlin – features over 130 colour illustrations, alongside essays by curator and art historian Lynne Cooke, novelist Rachel Cusk, curator Julienne Lorz and Hayward Gallery director Ralph Rugoff.

Pre-order available up to 9th February (delivery can be expected by mid-February)

RRP £38

Paperback (full flaps)

208 pages

280 x 240 mm 

136 colour illustrations

ISBN: 978-3-7757-5149-0

Design by Katy Nelson for Joseph Logan Design.

Published by Hayward Gallery Publishing and Hatje Cantz 

Forthcoming, February 2022

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