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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:   Print 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; 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 pages : illustrations ; 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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Laurie Wilson shows how Giacometti's secret beliefs & emotional scars are reflected in his sculpture, drawings & paintings. She reconstructs the traumatic events & issues of his life, including  Read more...

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