Telling the life story of the modern sculptor, Louise Bourgeois, Cloth Lullaby is a beautiful book which deserves its place in any library or book collection.
From the cover to the last page, this book has been planned and produced to be a visual delight. Bold patterns, lines and images leap from each page in vibrant shades of red, blue, yellow and grey. Evocative illustration works perfectly with the handwritten text to tell this very personal tale.
Louise's mother was a weaver, working at restoring tapestries, who lovingly passed on her skills to her daughter. Cloth Lullaby tells the story of how Louise turned to art after her mother's death and became famous for her large-scale sculptures and other art forms.
A fascinating story, with beautiful illustrations, Cloth Lullaby is sprinkled with quotes by Louise Bourgeois written in red, with an author's note and further information at the end of the book. This is the perfect introduction to a lesser known, female artist and is rich in language and charm.
With the remaining fabric of her life, Louise wove together a cloth lullaby. She wove the river that raised her-maternal pinks, blues in watery hues. She wove a mother sewing in the sun, a girl falling asleep beneath the stars and everything she'd ever loved.
Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois
by Amy Novesky, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Abrams ISBN: 978-1419718816