Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books
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Included here are references for the study of prints and illustrated books by Louise Bourgeois. A range of general references is also cited to provide context. The primary volume on Bourgeois’s printed work through 1993 is Deborah Wye and Carol Smith’s The Prints of Louise Bourgeois (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994).

This Bibliography will be further refined and updated as research progresses.

General References

Bernadac, Marie-Laure. Louise Bourgeois. Paris and New York: Flammarion, 1996. (Revised and reprinted, 2006)

Bernadac, Marie-Laure and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Editors. Destruction of the Father /Reconstruction of the Father: Writings and Interviews, 1923–1997. London: Violette, 1998

Celant, Germano. Louise Bourgeos: The Fabric Works. Venice: Fondazione Vedova and Skira, 2010

Crone, Rainer and Petrus Graf Schaesberg. Louise Bourgeois: The Secret of the Cells. Munich: Prestel, 1998. (Revised and reprinted, 2011)

Gorovoy, Jerry and Danielle Tilkin, et al. Louise Bourgeois: Memory and Architecture. Madrid: Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, 1999

Kellein, Thomas. Louise Bourgeois: La Famille. Bielefeld (Germany): Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 2006

Kotik, Charlotta, et al. Louise Bourgeois: The Locus of Memory, Works 1982–1993. Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Museum, 1994

Kuspit, Donald. Bourgeois. New York: Elizabeth Avedon/Vintage Contemporary Artists, 1988

Lorz, Julienne, Editor. Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells. Munich: Prestel and Haus der Kunst, 2015

Meyer-Thoss, Christiane. Louise Bourgeois: Designing For Free Fall. Zurich: Ammann, 1992

Morris, Frances, Editor. Louise Bourgeois. London: Tate, 2007

Storr, Robert, Paulo Herkenhoff and Allan Schwartzman. Louise Bourgeois. London: Phaidon, 2003

Wye, Deborah. Louise Bourgeois. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1982

Prints and Illustrated Books References

Asbaghi, Pandora Tabatabai. Louise Bourgeois: Sculpture and Prints. Lugano-Castagnola (Switzerland): Christine Bader, 2006

Barcal, Alexandra. Between the Lines: Graphikfolgen von Louise Bourgeois. Zurich: Graphische Sammlung der ETH and Basel: Schwabe Verlag, 2012

Bernadac, Marie-Laure and Deborah Wye. Louise Bourgeois: Pensées-Plumes. Paris: Centre Pompidou, 1995

Braekeleer, Catherine de. Louise Bourgeois: Estampes et livres illustrés. La Louvière: Centre de la Gravure et de l’image imprimée, 2004

Cole, Ian, Editor. The Museum of Modern Art Papers, Volume One: Louise Bourgeois. Oxford: The Museum of Modern Art, 1996

Cluitmans, Laurie and Arnisa Zeqo. He Disappeared Into Complete Silence: Rereading a Single Artwork by Louise Bourgeois. Haarlem (The Netherlands): De Hallen Haarlem, 2011

Cusk, Rachel. Louise Bourgeois: Suites on Fabric. London: Marlborough Graphics, 2011

Fluxá, Maria. Louise Bourgeois: Repairs in the Sky. Mallorca (Spain): Fundacio Joan Miro, 2005

Fremon, Jean. Louise Bourgeois: Moi, Eugénie Grandet. Paris: Gallimard and Maison de Balzac, 2010

Herkenhoff, Paulo. Louise Bourgeois: Selected Prints 1989–2005. London: Marlborough Graphics, 2005

Herkenhoff, Paulo. XI Mostra da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba/Mostra América. Curitiba, Brazil: Museu da Gravura Cidade de Curtiba,1995, pp. 48–49

Katz, Vincent. "Louise Bourgeois: An Interview," Print Collector’s Newsletter 25, no. 3 (July/August 1995): 86–90

Larratt-Smith, Philip. Louise Bourgeois: Les Fleurs. Seoul: Kukje Gallery, 2010

Larratt-Smith, Philip. Louise Bourgeois: Prints. Stockholm: Galleri Andersson Sandstrom, 2009

Lévy, Sophie. Louise Bourgeois: Livres Illustrés. Giverny: Musée d’Art Americain, 2001

Liebmann, Lisa. “Louise Bourgeois, at Last,” Print Collector’s Newsletter 24 (March/April): 7–8

Louise Bourgeois: L’ouevre gravée. Zurich: Galerie Lelong, 1991

Louise Bourgeois/Tracey Emin: Do Not Abandon Me. New York: Carolina Nitsch, 2010

Minder, Nicole and Cristina Mundici. Un duo en solo: Estampes 1942–1948 1974–2000, Carol Rama & Louise Bourgeois. Vevy (Switzerland): Cabinet cantonal des estampes, 2001

Pernoud, Emmanuel. Louise Bourgeois estampes. Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1995

Prose, Francine. Louise Bourgeois: Recent Prints on Cloth and Paper. London: Marlborough, 2007

Sawkins, Annemarie. Louise Bourgeois: Recent Projects. Milwaukee: Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 2007

Somers, Lynn Marie. Ode à ma mère: Louise Bourgeois, intersubjectivity and embodied feminism. Ph.D Dissertation. Stony Brook (New York): State University of New York, 2001

Smith, Carol. Louise Bourgeois Prints: 1989–1998. Lynchburg: Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon College, 1999

Suzuki, Sarah J. S. Louise Bourgeois: Illustrated Books. New York: Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, 2001

Thompson, Cynthia. Louise Bourgeois, Topiary: The Art of Improving Nature. Memphis: Memphis College of Art, 2005

Wye, Deborah and Carol Smith. The Prints of Louise Bourgeois. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994