Monograph of Annette Messager's work. "Texts and words are of crucial importance to Messager's work--for her, 'words are images.' And so words--at once autonomous from, parallel to, and the sources of her visual creativity--are woven throughout her production. ...The first section of Word for Word focuses on writing in Messager's artworks. The second includes numerous texts published in magazines or catalogues, as well as unpublished notes on her work and personal reflections on art and life. All of her interviews from 1974 to the present are also included." -- publisher's statement.