Alberto Giacometti and the Perception of Reality



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Patrick de Vries


This book looks at a refined selection of drawings by Alberto Giacometti and examines them against the background provided by more than one hundred letters exchanged between Giacometti and his parents, the majority of which have not previously been published. The choice of drawings and the selected correspondence illuminate important aspects of the development of Giacometti’s work over five decades of his life. Furthermore, Patrick de Vries examines Alberto Giacometti’s friendships with important contemporary artists such as Pablo Picasso, Francis Gruber, Balthus, and Tal-Coat, and discloses the artists’ views of each other, as well as links and dissimilarities in their work. Discussions with Giacometti’s friend, the Japanese philosopher Isaku Yanaihara, reveal interesting insights into the, rarely discussed, subject of Giacometti’s fascination with East Asian Art.

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Weight 1028 g
Dimensions 21.6 x 28.1 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 6 January 2020
Number of pages 180
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.6 x 28.1 cm
Weight 1028 g


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ALBERTO GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) was one of the twentieth century's most important sculptors. The work by the Swiss painter, sculptor, and printmaker was influenced by Cubism, Surrealism, and existentialism. His bestknown pieces are the long, slim bronze sculptures made in the post-war era.