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Alberto Giacometti
by Christian Klemm (Editor), et al

Alberto Giacometti, the elegant catalog for a major exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, seeks to counter overly literary or psychological interpretations of an artist who has long been viewed as a poster boy for existentialism. The atmospheric black-and-white halftones and color plates are organized in closely interrelated, chronological groups to support texts by several experts, including Christian Klemm, curator of the Alberto Giacometti Foundation. By focusing on the work itself--which includes paintings and drawings as well as the famously slender, elongated sculptures--the authors emphasize his exquisitely calibrated response to the roles played by perception and memory. In the portraits, for example, networks of fine lines dematerialize a sitter's face yet preserve her essence. Anne Umland's intriguing discussion of the roles of photography and the fetish in Giacometti's surrealist-era sculpture is one of the many pleasures of this book. --Cathy Curtis -

Alberto Giacometti : Sculptures, Paintings, Drawings
by Angela Schneider (Editor), Alberto Giacometti
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Prestel USA; ISBN: 3791313711;

Alberto Giacometti : A Biography of His Work
by Yves Bonnefoy, Jean Stewart (Translator)

A Giacometti Portrait
by James Lord
Book Description: When we look at a painting hanging on an art gallery wall, we see only what the artist has chosen to disclose--the finished work of art. What remains mysterious is the process of creation itself--the making of the work of art. Everyone who has looked at paintings has wondered about this, and numerous efforts have been made to discover and depict the creative method of important artists. A Giacometti Portrait is a picture of one of the century's greatest artists at work.

James Lord sat for eighteen days while his friend Alberto Giamcometti did his portrait in oil. The artist painted, and the model recorded the sittings and took photographs of the work in its various stages. What emerged was an illumination of what it is to be an artist and what it was to be Giacometti--a portrait in prose of the man and his art. A work of great literarydistinction, A Giacometti Portrait is, above all, a subtle and important evocation of a great artist.
(Paperback - July 1980)

Alberto Giacometti/Diego Giacometti
by Yves Bonnefoy, Francois Baudot

Alberto Giacometti in Postwar Paris
by Michael Peppiatt
James Lord met Swiss-born sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901-66) in 1952, when he had moved beyond the mysterious surrealist works that first won him fame (The Palace at 4 A.M.) to the spookily attenuated figures that made him a preeminent profiler of existential unease. Lord astutely chronicles this transformation, and the evaluation of Giacometti's formidable personality is notable for its sensitive delineation of his ambivalent feelings toward women. Without scanting the sculptor's tragic view of life, the author also inspires exhilaration with his portrait of a man who was always true to his art.
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300092423; (March )

Looking at Giacometti
by David Sylvester, Patricia Matisse (Photographer)

Giacometti : A Biography
by James Lord

FROM RODIN TO GIACOMETTI. Sculpture and Literature in France 1880-1950. (Text. Studies in Comparative Literature. 21)
by Keith Aspley
(Library Binding)

Alberto Giacometti (Artists in Their Time)
by Jackie Gaff

Alberto Giacometti, 1901-1966
by Valerie J. Fletcher
(Hardcover - September 1988)
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