Fantastic Reality, Louise Bourgeois and a Story of Modern Art

The art of Louise Bourgeois stages a dynamic encounter between modern art and psychoanalysis, argues Mignon Nixon in the first full-scale critical study of the artist’s work. This book explores the artist’s response to war, dislocation, and motherhood, to the predicament of the “woman artist” and the politics of sexual and social liberation, as a dialogue with psychoanalysis.

Author: Mignon Nixon
Published by The MIT Press, October 2008
352 pp., 103 illus.