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Alberto Giacometti

Author: Christian KlemmAlberto GiacomettiCarolyn LanchnerTobia BezzolaAnne UmlandAll authors
Publisher: New York : Museum of Modern Art ; Zürich : Kunsthaus Zürich ; New York : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, ©2001.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Klemm, Christian.
Alberto Giacometti.
New York : Museum of Modern Art ; Zürich : Kunsthaus Zürich ; New York : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, ©2001
(OCoLC)606550065
Named Person: Alberto Giacometti; Alberto Giacometti; Alberto Giacometti; Alberto Giacometti; Alberto Giacometti
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Klemm; Alberto Giacometti; Carolyn Lanchner; Tobia Bezzola; Anne Umland; Kunsthaus Zürich.; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0870703404 9780870703409 0870703390 9780870703393 0810962209 9780810962200
OCLC Number: 47442829
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held the Kunsthaus Zürich, May 18-Sept. 2, 2001, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Oct. 11, 2001-Jan. 8, 2002.
Errata leaf inserted.
Description: 296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Giacometti and surrealism / Anne Umland --
Phenomenon and imagination / Tobia Bezzola --
Plates: Alberto Giacometti, 1901-1966 / Christian Klemm.
Responsibility: Christian Klemm ; in collaboration with Carolyn Lanchner, Tobia Bezzola, Anne Umland.

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"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."--Jacket.

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