Alberto Giacometti

Face to Face

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Alberto Giacometti forged a singular path within European Modernism, restlessly seeking a new language for sculpture as a double of reality. Presenting some 100 sculptures and paintings, the publication tracks the evolution of Giacometti’s work from Post-Cubism through Surrealism to post-war Realism.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from April 2021.

ISBN: 9783777436487 Category:

Jo Widoff, Christian Alandte

Description

Alberto Giacometti forged a singular path within European Modernism, restlessly seeking a new language for sculpture as a double of reality. Presenting some 100 sculptures and paintings, the publication tracks the evolution of Giacometti’s work from Post-Cubism through Surrealism to post-war Realism.

Throughout his life, Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) was in conversation with some of the most influential intellectuals of the twentieth century. By highlighting three writers – Georges Bataille, Jean Genet, and Samuel Beckett, with whom the artist sustained lasting friendships – the publication examines how these dialogues may be traced in Giacometti’s oeuvre.

The lavishly illustrated book not only provides an overview extending from his early to his later works, and newly comissioned essays but also presents important historical texts by the three authors and the artist himself.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 21.7 x 28 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 1 April 2021
Number of pages 280
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.7 x 28 cm
Weight 300 g

Jo Widoff is Curator of International Art at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Christian Alandete is the Artistic Director of the Institut Giacometti, Paris.