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Alberto Giacometti in postwar Paris

Author: Michael Peppiatt; Alberto Giacometti; Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.; Fondation de l'Hermitage.
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press in association with the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, ©2001.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Alberto Giacometti; Alberto Giacometti; Alberto Giacometti; Alberto Giacometti; Robert Sainsbury; Lisa Sainsbury; Alberto Giacometti
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Peppiatt; Alberto Giacometti; Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.; Fondation de l'Hermitage.
ISBN: 0300092423 9780300092424 0300090692 9780300090697
OCLC Number: 48109087
Notes: Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Oct. 2-Dec. 9, 2001 and the Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne, Feb. 1-May 12, 2002.
Description: xvi, 171 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Includes exhibition catalogue.
Responsibility: Michael Peppiatt.
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"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.

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