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National Portrait Gallery

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Hardcover, 8.75 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 155   

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Giacometti: Pure Presence

Text by Paul Moorhouse.

Featured image is reproduced from <i>Giacometti: Pure Presence</i>.Taking its title from Jean-Paul Sartre, who described Giacometti's endeavor to give "sensible expression" to "pure presence," this book explores the artist's work in relation to existentialist ideas. Spanning painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking, Giacometti's oeuvre ranges from surrealist objects to images of the human figure, with portraits of particular individuals at the center.
This book looks at the various phases of the artist's career and explores in detail his depiction of his main sitters, including his mother; Diego his brother; his wife Annette; Jean Genet the playwright; Caroline, a prostitute; and his friends Yanaihara and Lotar. Early drawings, paintings and sculptures of family members and his own image demonstrate Giacometti's awareness of Post-Impressionist and Divisionist styles.
From 1946 Giacometti resumed painting and depicting individuals became central to his work. After 1954, when he began making sculpture from life, his portraits expressed a dialogue between painting and sculpture.

Featured image is reproduced from Giacometti: Pure Presence.

Giacometti: Pure Presence

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Giacometti

GIACOMETTI

Edited by Karole P.B. Vail, Megan Fontanella. Text by Valerie Fletcher, Catherine Grenier, Karole P.B. Vail.

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780892075386 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 6/26/2018
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Alberto Giacometti: Works, Writings, Interviews

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI: WORKS, WRITINGS, INTERVIEWS

Text by Ángel González.

EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

ISBN: 9788434309500 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 3/1/2007
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