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Giacometti, Alberto 1901-1966

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Alberto Giacometti by Christian Klemm( Book )

19 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, one hundred years after his birth and a generation after his death, Alberto Giacometti is recognized as one of the small group of modern masters who dominated art during much of the twentieth century. This centennial volume both celebrates his achievement and reexamines his work, and thus contributes to a more focused concentration on the art itself" "The importance of reassessing Giacometti's work resides not only in each new generation finding a somewhat different artist than its forebears, but also in that each fresh look tends to impede the spread of myths and generalizations that shield us from the complexities of a great artist's oeuvre. This publication is meant to extend popular and critical understanding of Giacometti's achievement and to return the reader to the center of Giacometti's work, where new insights can only be revealed by the objects themselves."--Jacket
Alberto Giacometti, 1901-1966 by Valerie J Fletcher( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto Giacometti in postwar Paris by Michael Peppiatt( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and French and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alberto Giacometti, one of the foremost artists of the twentieth century, created sculptures and paintings of stark and haunting beauty. Now, in the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, this book celebrates his genius, tracing his development from the tiny sculptures he made during World War II to the characteristically emaciated figures of his mature style." "Michael Peppiatt gives an account of the crucial moment when Giacometti returned from his wartime exile in Geneva to his beloved Paris, a city traumatized by the war but receptive to new movements and ideas. He describes how Giacometti's way of seeing life - and his way of working - underwent several dramatic transformations during this period." "This book is the catalogue for an exhibition to be held at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, England, and at the Fondation de l'Hermitage in Lausanne, Switzerland."--Jacket
Alberto Giacometti : myth, magic, and the man by Laurie Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alberto Giacometti, one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, was also one of the most enigmatic. In this new interpretation of Giacometti and his work, art historian and psychoanalyst Laurie Wilson demonstrates how the artist's secret beliefs and lifelong fears were embodied in his evocative sculpture, drawings, and paintings." "Wilson's Giacometti was an extremely imaginative child who entwined fantasy and real-life experiences. As he matured, the artist combined fact and fancy into evolving myths, part conscious and part unconscious. Drawing on biographical data uncovered during a decade of research, Wilson reconstructs traumatic events and issues in Giacometti's life - including family births and deaths, world wars and their aftermath, and his intense and ambivalent relationship with his parents - and examines their profound effects on his artistic evolution. These startling new interpretations will forever change the way we understand both the man and his work."--Jacket
In Giacometti's studio by Michael Peppiatt( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This deeply engaging book focuses on one of the most evocative and influential spaces in twentieth-century art: the tiny, ramshackle studio behind Montparnasse where the great sculptor Alberto Giacometti lived and worked from the late 1926 until his death. For nearly forty years, this chaotic but visually riveting space was the absolute centre of Giacometti's world, as well as a magnet for a whole generation of artists and writers in Paris, from Picasso and Braque to Balthus, from Breton and Sartre to Genet and Beckett."--Jacket
Alberto Giacometti by Bernard Lamarche-Vadel( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in 4 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dust jacket title: Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti by Jackie Gaff( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life, art, and legacy of the artist Alberto Giacometti. Includes a timeline linking the events in his life with world events
Giacometti by Palma Bucarelli( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and Italian and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto Giacometti by Michel van Zèle( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in French and English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two films about the surrealist artist, Alberto Giacometti, whose miniature sculptures and distinctive approach to the human body have greatly influenced modern art. What is a head? features interviews with several art world luminaries. A man among men features an interview with the artist
Cézanne & Giacometti : paths of doubt by Paul Cézanne( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) has been the artist's artist of choice for more than a century now, and there seems to be no end to the inspirational forces embedded within his work. Despite the sixty-two years separating their births, it is almost impossible to avoid drawing comparisons between the lives and works of Cezanne and Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). Both men began with a violent period of creation, focusing on sex and struggle until a decisive creative shift meant that they instead devoted themselves to the task of realistic representation. Even in his works which seem stylistically unrelated, Giacometti made frequent allusions to the master from Aix." "With essays by Felix A. Baumann, Tobia Bezzola, Inken Freudenberg, Donat Rutimann, Poul Erik Tojner, and Veronique Wiesinger, this publication closely examines the development of this affiliation, revealing how an appreciation of Giacometti's work can shed new light on Cezanne's artistic achievements and exploring the possibility that - in spite of chronological complications - this relationship was one that benefited both artists."--Jacket
Alberto Giacometti : Portrait of Jean Genet, 1955, oil on canvas : Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1000 Masterpieces from the Great Museums of the World takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art and provides a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting. This film explores Alberto Giacometti's "Portrait of Jean Genet," completed in 1955 and housed in the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris
Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) always saw himself at the center of a cosmos of events and people, a notion that characterized his examination of the relation between figure, time, and space, and in which the members of his family played an important role. Alberto's father, the painter Giovanni Giacometti, encouraged his son from an early age. His brother Diego was his assistant and model, and after Alberto's death, he became famous for his bronze furniture. Bruno, the youngest brother and a renowned architect; Annetta, his mother; Annette, Alberto's wife; and Silvio, the son of his sister Ottilia, who died in childbirth, were all indispensable models for him. Finally, although he was only a distant relative, Augusto Giacometti, whose abstract paintings continue to fascinate viewers to this day, was the "other genius" of the Giacometti family." "This generously illustrated publication based on the latest developments in research, this publication is devoted to the great sculptor, painter, and draftsman Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) and his family. Focusing on Alberto's works, it traces the lives of the Giacomettis and provides a deeper understanding of the art produced by its most famous member."--Jacket
Alberto Giacometti : works, writings, interviews by Ángel González García( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in French and English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first manifestations of Giacometti's talent drew on the by then widespread achievements of the Avant-Garde of the 1920s and '30s. Even so, his forms in the Cubist manner, his compact volumes inspired by Africa and the Cyclades, and his volumes devoid of objects with a symbolic function in the Surrealist spirit led him inexorably around 1935 to acknowledge a flight from a reality that was far beyond reach." "He spent the rest of his life, as this book explains, exorcising this existential and formal void through a return to the human figure. The question that dominated his work was how to restore in art the sense of the presence of the being in space. Giacometti sought to establish his contingent volume, which became increasingly slender and threadlike, and to seize its finiteness in a reality, however banal it might be. He began to develop heads and nudes modeled in the void, in that experience of nothingness that opposed his quest for the absolute, a metaphor of the human condition." "Giacometti's written testimony and reflections, including those from his Surrealist period, are remarkable for their aptness and their poetic quality. In them he pours out his doubts, his suffering and his hopes as a creator as artists have rarely been capable of doing." "The reproductions include: Silent Mobile Objects (1931); I Can Only Speak Indirectly of My Sculptures (1933); and Letter to Pierre Matisse (1948). The book also reprints two interviews: one with Pierre Schneider, My Long March (1961), and the other with Andre Parinaud, Why Am I a Sculptor? (1962)."--Jacket
Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto Giacometti is one of the few artists of the last century whose work is almost more recognisable than his name. His distinctive elongated figures are inescapably associated with the post-war climate of existentialist despair. However, the story of Giacometti's evolution, from his first professional works of art through his surrealist compositions, to the emergence of his mature style has rarely been explored fully and in depth. This comprehensive overview of Giacometti's career focuses on the art, the people and the events that influenced him, and on the original and experimental way in which he approached and developed his work. An illustrated glossary of texts on his life and work is accompanied by a plate section of strikingly beautiful illustrations of his sculptures, paintings and drawings as well as sketchbooks, decorative works and photographs from the Foundation Alberto et Annette Giacometti archive some of which have never been published before
Alberto Giacometti : sculpture in plaster : photographs by Ernst Scheidegger( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanied by a personal essay exploring his twenty-year friendship with the sculptor, Ernst Scheidegger presents photographs taken at Giacometti's family home in Switzerland and his Paris studio documenting the sculptor's rarely-seen work in plaster
Alberto Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in French and English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Swiss-born sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) is best known for the bronzes of ghostly and attenuated figures that made him a key member of the Surrealist movement. This retrospective focuses on the artist's so-called "crisis period" after 1935 and during the Second World War, which coincided with a larger critical juncture for modernism itself. In 1936, Giacometti began to concentrate his attention on the human head, focusing on the model's gaze, and eventually giving his sculptures an extruded appearance. The artist's paintings and drawings underwent a parallel transformation, his heavily reworked figures appearing increasingly emaciated and at a remove from their surroundings. Examining more than 100 key works, the contributors to this volume revisit Giacometti in the light of this "crisis period"; essays by Donat Rutiman, Casimiro Di Crescenzo and Thierry Dufr'ne provide reexaminations of the artist's contribution from a contemporary perspective."--Publisher description
Alberto Giacometti : a biography of his work by Yves Bonnefoy( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the psychological and intellectual context of Alberto Giacometti's artistic output, while at the same time providing key interpretations of individual works
Traces of a friendship : Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs by Ernst Scheidegger of Alberto Giacometti and his art work
Alberto Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti( Book )

30 editions published in 1965 in 5 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of a comprehensive exhibition of Glacometti's work organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1965
Giacometti : sculptures by Raoul-Jean Moulin( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti in postwar ParisAlberto Giacometti : myth, magic, and the manIn Giacometti's studioAlberto GiacomettiCézanne & Giacometti : paths of doubtGiacomettiAlberto Giacometti : works, writings, interviewsAlberto Giacometti : sculpture in plaster : photographs
Alternative Names
Alberto Cakometti

Alberto Đakometi

Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti dealbhóir agus péintéir Eilvéiseach (1901-1966)

Alberto Giacometti escultor e pintor suízo

Alberto Giacometti malarz i rzeźbiarz szwajcarski

Alberto Giacometti Schweizer Künstler und Plastiker

Alberto Giacometti schweizisk skulptör och målare (1901-1966)

Alberto Giacometti sculpteur et peintre suisse

Alberto Giacometti sculptor and painter from Switzerland

Alberto Giacometti scultore e pittore svizzero

Alberto Giacometti sveitsiläinen kuvanveistäjä ja taidemaalari

Alberto Giacometti švýcarský sochař a malíř

Alberto Giacometti Swiss sculptor and painter

Alberto Giacometti Zwitsers beeldhouwer en kunstschilder

Alberto Giacometti Zwitsers kunstschilder

Albertu Giacumetti

Albertus Giacometti

Ďakometti, Alʹberto 1901-1966

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ג'קומטי, אלברטו

ג'קומטי, אלברטו 1901-1966

آلبرتو جاکومتی هنرمند، نقاش، و مجسمه‌ساز سوئیسی

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ألبرتو جياكوميتي

ألبرتو جياكوميتي، 1901-1966

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