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Mythic Giacometti

Author: James Lord
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) is likely to be remembered as the most eminent sculptor of the twentieth century. During his lifetime, his spiritual tenacity and intellectual perception were legendary. After his death, it became apparent - as James Lord persuasively demonstrated in Giacometti: A Biography - that Giacometti's most heroic triumphs lay in the modest and arduous achievements of meta-physical insight."  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: James Lord
ISBN: 0374218803 9780374218805
OCLC Number: 52878491
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 131 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: James Lord.
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"Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) is likely to be remembered as the most eminent sculptor of the twentieth century. During his lifetime, his spiritual tenacity and intellectual perception were legendary. After his death, it became apparent - as James Lord persuasively demonstrated in Giacometti: A Biography - that Giacometti's most heroic triumphs lay in the modest and arduous achievements of meta-physical insight." "Giacometti has come to be considered a classic study of the creative life. It delves deeply into the matrix of genius but at the same time deliberately veils the mythological origins of Geacometti's achievement. Lord reveals the secret source of Giacometti's destiny - family legend, childhood memories, illnesses and injuries, crucial sexual encounters, intimations of morality - all of which mark him, in Lord's view, as a direct descendent of mythological heroes: Prometheus, Daedalus, Hercules, Ulysses, Oedipus."--Jacket.

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