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Alberto Giacometti : myth, magic, and the man

Author: Laurie Wilson; Alberto Giacometti
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alberto Giacometti; Alberto Giacometti
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Wilson; Alberto Giacometti
ISBN: 0300090374 9780300090376 9780300113365 0300113366
OCLC Number: 51242195
Description: xii, 372 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1901-1914: Down in the Valley --
1914-1919 Coming of Age --
1920-1925: Travel Is Broadening: Geneva, Venice, and Rome --
1925-1929: Paris, Prehistory, and Sexuality --
1929-1933: One of the Boys: Surrealist Splendor --
1930-1932: Surrealist Sculpture: Themes and Variations --
1933-1935: A Double Loss: Death and Departure --
1935-1941: Transition and Timelessness --
1940-1946: The War Years: Geneva and Paris --
1946-1947: Guilt and Hope: A Dream and Three Sculptures --
1947: The Quest for the Absolute and Absolute Elongation --
1948-1954: Exuberance and Maturity --
1955-1966: Portraits: Reprise and Reprisal.
Responsibility: Laurie Wilson.
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"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.

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