Now available in paperback, this book includes in-depth examinations of a selection of Louise Bourgeois Cells while also studying the innovative series in its entirety. Like the majority of Louise Bourgeoiss oeuvre, her Cells series is both enigmatic and personal. Preoccupy her attention for nearly veinte years, these complex and sophisticated works are daring and provocative. Many are small enclosures into which the viewer is prompted to peer at arrangements of various objects; others are small rooms into which the viewer is invited to entrar. In her Cells, Bourgeois emplees sculptural forms, found objects, and personal items that were significant to her. Six Cells from the series are given close attention, revealing the enormous diversity of Bourgeoiss artistic engagement as well as recurring themes of physical and emotional pain, voyeurism, integration, and disintegration. A designated section displays the entire Cells series with extensive color reproductions including several details in chronological order. Together with an essay on the evolution of the Cells and an interview with the artists former assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, this volume offers a holistic appreciation of a vital phase in Bourgeoiss highly influential career.