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Intimate Geometries by Robert Storr
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Oct 11, 2016 | ISBN 9781580933636

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“This book, immense in every sense, is both a formal study and a critical biography, a collaborative endeavor and a tribute…. Mr. Storr’s writing style is as clear as his critical eye. And at 800-plus pages, with more than 1,000 reproductions, the book is ginormous, just the right size to commemorate a genius.”
The New York Times

“The book is a major achievement, not just of scholarship, but also as a record of the intersection of two sensibilities, artist and writer, and of personhood as the lens through which all art must inevitably be viewed. It also supports my belief that it takes a very long time to really know anything about an artist, to internalize her ideas and sensibility.”
New York Review of Books

“More than a thousand illustrations and writings from Bourgeois’s close personal friend, art critic Robert Storr, illuminate the late work and life of the artist.”
Publishers Weekly

“In every way, Robert Storr’s biography, critical exegesis, and art historical inquiry/psychological inquest into the art and work of Louise Bourgeois is a magnum opus…. this 828-page volume with more than 1,000 illustrations is ravishing to look at…. Storr’s accomplishment has been to assemble a coherent narrative of Bourgeois’s life, art, and art-making process, encompassing the stories she told, the radical forms she made, and his reading of the psychological impulses at their root, as well as the changing ways in which the world has received her seductive manipulations of traditional and unorthodox materials and morphing forms. It is a compelling narrative.”
Brooklyn Rail

“Intimate Geometries is dedicated to the great artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) who died a few years ago at the age of 98. In my opinion, Bourgeois would be a great choice to win the Nobel Prize in Art.”  
Edward Goldman, KCRW San Francisco

“Storr — a former curator at the Museum of Modern Art and among the best art writers alive — devotes an exhaustive essay in support of Bourgeois’ equally expansive intellect and intuition. What makes it even more important is that the artist was one of the great pioneers in the field among women in the 20th century, and remains a vital feminist icon even since her death, at 98, in 2010.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“A grande dame of modernist art, Bourgeois contributed to movements from Surrealism to Post-Minimalism, though her brooding and sexually explicit sculptures defy easy categorization. Art critic Robert Storr, a close friend of the artist, brings extensive critical analysis to bear in this heavily illustrated biography.”
Art in America

Awards

FILAF Award – Best Contemporary Art Book AWARD 2017

FILAF dÂ’Or AWARD 2017

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