Bourgeois (b. 1911) is a leading American sculptor best known for her definition and exploration of female/male relationships in wood, marble, and multimedia. Many of the works involve figures concurrently seen as an abstractly built environment, like the famous "The Blind Leading the Blind." This exhibition catalog from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid records a total of 86 pieces from her "Femme Maison" series, the later "cells," the immediately recognizable spiders, and the highly successful recent environmental works. Bourgeois's symbolism is derived from painful autobiographical memories often related through the structures of home, work, and hallways. The lavish, full-page illustrations and color plates are bolstered by seven essays on her creative power. Three chapters "There's No Place Like Home," "The Architecture of Trauma," and "Passages Impliqu s" are particularly relevant to untangling the Bourgeois world. Recommended as a fine, complete study of the artist with excellent references. For general art collections with an interest in contemporary art as well as feminist collections. Mary Hamel-Schwulst, formerly with Towson Univ., MD Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.