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Cloth Lullaby By Amy Novesky

Cloth Lullaby by Amy Novesky

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With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.

Cloth Lullaby Summary

Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois by Amy Novesky

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a world-renowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel, stone, and cast rubber. Her most famous spider sculpture, Maman, stands more than 30 feet high. Just as spiders spin and repair their webs, Louise's own mother was a weaver of tapestries. Louise spent her childhood in France as an apprentice to her mother before she became a tapestry artist herself. She worked with fabric throughout her career, and this biographical picture book shows how Bourgeois's childhood experiences weaving with her loving, nurturing mother provided the inspiration for her most famous works. With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.

Cloth Lullaby Reviews

**STARRED REVIEW**
"The evocative, hand-lettered text, peppered with quotations in red ink, provides an impressionistic portrait of the memories, colors, sounds, and images propelling Louise's art. These motifs connect the imaginative ink, pencil, pastel, and watercolor illustrations, done in a palette of indigo, red, and gray. Bold, repetitive patterns of stylized flowers, woven crosshatches, spirals, giant spiders, and musical notes form the perfect background for the cloth lullaby Louise weaves for herself. Splendid visual and verbal introduction to little-known artist Louise Bourgeois."--Kirkus
**STARRED REVIEW**
"With evocative, gorgeous illustrations and an inspirational story of an artist not often covered in children's literature, this arresting volume is an excellent addition to nonfiction picture book collections, particularly those lacking titles about women artists."
--Booklist

About Amy Novesky

Formerly an editor at Chronicle Books, Amy Novesky is the author of Me, Frida which won the best children's picture book in the English at the Latino Book Awards. She lives in San Francisco. Isabelle Arsenault is an award-winning illustrator whose first children's book received the prestigious Governor General's Award for children's literature in French (illustration). She lives in Montreal. www.isabellearsenault.com.

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NGR9781419718816
9781419718816
1419718819
Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois by Amy Novesky
New
Hardback
Abrams
2016-03-01
40
N/A
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