A clever, quirky picture-book biography of one of the most important figures of modern and contemporary art
Louise Bourgeois was a world-famous artist who told stories of her life through her art until she was 98 years old. She drew, wove, and sculpted pieces inspired by her experiences, often using everyday objects that reminded her of her family and her past.
Her famous giant spiders fascinate – and sometimes terrify – art-lovers to this day, but the truth behind the inspiration for these towering sculptors is not as scary as it may seem. This is an inspiring story about a young girl who became the first female sculptor to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York – a unique picture-book celebration for children of one of the most important modern and contemporary woman artists of our time.
- Ages 4 - 7
- Format: Hardback
- Size: 8 1/2 × 8 1/2 in
- Pages: 48 pp
About Phaidon: Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts. We work with the world's most influential authors to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food, and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon has a long and distinguished history as an art-book publisher with over 1,500 titles in print. In 2023, Phaidon celebrates its 100th anniversary.
In 2023 Phaidon celebrates its 100th anniversary with a series of special events and exhibitions in the US and Europe, as well as the publication of 100 Years of Creativity, featuring original, visual contributions from 100 living artists, writers, designers, architects, illustrators, and chefs.