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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966.
Munich ; New York, NY : Prestel ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by te Neues Pub. Co., ©1994
|Named Person:||Alberto Giacometti; Alberto Giacometti; Alberto Giacometti|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alberto Giacometti; Angela Schneider; Lucius Grisebach
|Notes:||[Some articles] translated from the German.
"The essays by Reinhold Hohl, Dieter Honisch, Lucius Grisebach and Karin von Maur originally appeared in Alberto Giacometti: Skulpturen, Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik, published in 1987 in conjunction with the exhibition of that name held at the Nationalgalerie, Berlin (West), and the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart. They have been partly revised for the present publication"--Title page verso.
|Description:||221 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm|
|Contents:||Chronology ; Giacometti and his century / Reinhold Hohl --
Giacometti and the Parisian avant-garde, 1925-1935 / Karin Von Maur --
Scale in Giacometti's sculpture / Dieter Honisch --
As if from afar : constants in the work of Alberto Giacometti / Angela Schneider --
The paintings / Lucius Grisebach.
|Responsibility:||edited by Angela Schneider ; with contributions by Lucius Grisebach [and others].|
The book underscores the continuity between the two remarkable bodies of work that characterize his career: the pre-1935 works, which included the finest of all Surrealist sculptures, and the post-war masterpieces. As a result of a profound artistic crisis that began in 1934, when Giacometti returned to working from the model and thus broke with the Surrealists, the artist began tackling the problem of situating figures in space in an entirely new way. Painting played a key role in the solutions that Giacometti found to this problem, and the discussion here of the relationship between his two- and three-dimensional works reveals him to have been as great a painter as he was a sculptor. Contributions by several notable art historians address contemporary research issues and offer a comprehensive record of Giacometti's life and work. Among the many photographs of the artist and his circle are images by such notable photographers as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ugo Mulas and Man Ray.