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Giacometti, Alberto 1901-1966

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Works: 1,566 works in 3,189 publications in 7 languages and 38,436 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Juvenile works  Catalogs  Interviews  Pictorial works  History 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Lithographer, Creator, Engraver, Interviewee, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Contributor, Photographer, Dedicator, Performer, Set designer , Author of introduction, Collector
Classifications: N6853.G5, 709.2
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Alberto Giacometti by Christian Klemm ( Book )
15 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 919 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."--BOOK JACKET
Alberto Giacometti, 1901-1966 by Valerie J Fletcher ( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alberto Giacometti in postwar Paris by Michael Peppiatt ( Book )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 581 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."--BOOK JACKET
Alberto Giacometti : myth, magic, and the man by Laurie Wilson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 478 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."--BOOK JACKET
In Giacometti's studio by Michael Peppiatt ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 398 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."--Dust jacket
Alberto Giacometti by Jackie Gaff ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 338 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
Alberto Giacometti by Bernard Lamarche-Vadel ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schweizisk maler, grafiker og skulptør 1901-1966
Alberto Giacometti by Michel van Zèle ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows Alberto Giacometti at work in his studios in Paris and his home village of Stampa, Switzerland. Surveys his development, presents views of many of his works, and includes an interview with the artist in which he discusses his ideas and intentions as he sculpts a small head
Giacometti by Palma Bucarelli ( Book )
4 editions published in 1962 in English and Italian and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cézanne & Giacometti : paths of doubt by Paul Cézanne ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 228 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."--BOOK JACKET
Alberto Giacometti : works, writings, interviews by Ángel González García ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 209 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)."--BOOK JACKET
Alberto Giacometti : biographie d'une œuvre by Yves Bonnefoy ( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un portrait de Giacometti à travers son oeuvre et ses rencontres
Alberto Giacometti : sculpture in plaster : photographs by Ernst Scheidegger ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 198 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
Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti ( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 185 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."--BOOK JACKET
Alberto Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti ( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in French and English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alberto Giacometti : a biography of his work by Yves Bonnefoy ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 166 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 )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographs by Ernst Scheidegger of Alberto Giacometti and his art work
A life in the day of Man Ray ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an extensive interview filmed in 1961, Man Ray speaks of, and with, his fellow artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements in Paris and the United States. Combining reminiscence, anecdote and visual material, this program reports insightfully on the life, work, and times of Man Ray
Giacometti : sculptures by Raoul-Jean Moulin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1964 in English and French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alberto Giacometti by Herbert Matter ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Alberto Giacometti
Ďakometti, Alʹberto 1901-1966
Džakometti, Alberto
Gʼaḳomeṭi, Alberṭo
Gʼaḳomeṭi, Alberṭo 1901-1966
Giacometti.
Giacometti 1901-1966
Giacometti, A. 1901-1966
Giacometti, A. (Alberto), 1901-1966
Giacometti, Albert 1901-1966
Giacometti, Alberto
Giacometti, Giovanni Alberto 1901-1966
ג'אקומטי, אלברטו
ג'קומטי, אלברטו 1901-1966
ألبرتو جياكوميتي، 1901-1966
ジャコッメッティ, アルベルト
ジャコメッティ
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