Giacometti: A Biography of his Life and Work (1991)

Artist(s): Giacometti
Author(s): Yves Bonnefoy
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1991
Publisher: Flammarion
Total Pages: 576
Illustrations: Lavishly illustrated


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Although Alberto Giacometti has long been recognized as one of the most original artists of the twentieth century, his life and work have not been the subject of a large illustrated monograph for many years. Yves Bonnefoy, poet, essayist and friend of the artist, has been reflecting on Giacometti’s work since their first meeting, and began working on this book in 1981 while giving a series of lectures at the College de France. Yves Bonnefoy examines the entire range of Giacometti’s creative production: sculpture, painting, drawing, which was the basis of the artist’s work, and his lithographs-among the finest produced in this century. By focusing on the works of art themselves rather than on the details of the artist’s life, and by relying on the evidence of Giacometti’s important writings and statements, the author reveals the psychological and intellectual context of Giacometti’s inspiration, and provides a wealth of new interpretations of his drawings, canvases and sculptures. Condition: very good – wrappers a bit marked, hinges slightly weak


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