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This review is from: Giacometti (Paperback)
I bought this book mainly for pictures of Giacometti's paintings and drawings and was not disappointed.
Giacometti worked mainly in sculpture so the bulk of the books photographs are of sculptures made throughout his career, it was fascinating to see how his style evolved from the surrealist phase to the more well known walking figures. There are plenty of photographs of Giacometti's paintings and drawings covering still life as well as the figurative works. What I read of the text was typical art book text, in other words dull, however if you know nothing of Giacometti you will probably find it useful.
The main feature of the book is the large full page photographs of Giacometti's work and if you really want to know about Giacometti's life you would be better looking for the biography by James Lord(Giacometti: A Biography), I can also recommend Lord's book A Giacometti Portrait which covers a period of 18 days when Lord sat for a portrait with Giacometti, the book gives a great insight into Giacometti's working methods and mindset.