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Alberto Giacometti: Sculptures, Paintings, Drawings (Art & Design) [Hardcover]

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2 May 1994 Art & Design
One of the great masters of 20th-century art, the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti captured the existential loneliness of modern humanity with his spindly, attenuated figures whose life-like gazes pierce the vastness of space. Uniting more than 250 sculptures, paintings, drawings and graphic works, this extensive monograph is an exemplary overview of his oeuvre. The book underscores the continuity between the two remarkable bodies of work that characterize his career: the pre-1935 works, which included the finest of all Surrealist sculptures, and the post-war masterpieces. As a result of a profound artistic crisis that began in 1934, when Giacometti returned to working from the model and thus broke with the Surrealists, the artist began tackling the problem of situating figures in space in an entirely new way. Painting played a key role in the solutions that Giacometti found to this problem, and the discussion here of the relationship between his two- and three-dimensional works reveals him to have been as great a painter as he was a sculptor. Contributions by several notable art historians address contemporary research issues and offer a comprehensive record of Giacometti's life and work. Among the many photographs of the artist and his circle are images by such notable photographers as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ugo Mulas and Man Ray.

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel (2 May 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791313711
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791313719
  • Product Dimensions: 30.7 x 24.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 805,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A VIEW OF A SIGNIFICANT ARTIST 9 Aug 2005
By Gail Cooke TOP 500 REVIEWER
The son of a Post-Impressionist painter, Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti, whose elongated thin figures earned him a reputation as a Surrealist sculptor, spent his early years in the Parisian avant-garde.
In this definitive and skillfully composed overview of the artist's achievements in three media, Giacometti's life and work are presented. We find his first endeavors reflecting the influences of Cubism and primitive art, the attenuated figures that represented the loneliness of modern man, his portraits with his unforgettable concept of the gaze, and his late sculptures identified by the prominence of the head.
The extensive chronology contributed by Reinhold Hohl, an essay by Karin von Maur describing the critical response to Giacometti's work from1925 - 1935, and a critique of the artist's paintings by Lucius Grisebach all greatly enrich this view of one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.
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5.0 out of 5 stars nice plates 7 Nov 2000
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lots of nice plates and informative text. a good book.
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