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Alberto Giacometti

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"Once the object has been constructed, I have a tendency to rediscover in it--transformed and displaced--images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me (often without my knowing it), forms which I feel are very close to me, although I am often unable to identify them, which makes them more disturbing to me."
Alberto Giacometti, excerpted from Alberto Giacometti: Works/ Writings/ Interviews, published by Poligrafa.

       

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Alberto Giacometti

EDICIONES POLIGRAFA
Edited by Véronique Wiesinger.

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 174 color / 68 bw. | 5/31/2012 | Awaiting stock
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Alberto Giacometti: Retrospective

JRP|RINGIER
Edited by Nadia Schneider. Text by Donat Rütiman, Thierry Dufrêne, Casimiro Di Crescenzo.

Hbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 280 pgs / 50 color / 100 duotone / 60 bw. | 3/31/2010 | In stock
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Alberto Giacometti: Space, Figure, Time

HATJE CANTZ
Text by Ulf Küster.

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 19 color / 20 bw. | 11/30/2009 | In stock
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Alberto Giacometti: Works, Writings, Interviews

POLIGRAFA
Text by Ángel González.

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Alberto Giacometti: The Origin of Space

HATJE CANTZ
Text by Markus Brüderlin, Julia Wallner, Toni Stooss.

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Giacometti

HATJE CANTZ
Text by Ulf Küster, Pierre-Emanuel Martin-Vivier, Véronique Wiesinger. Preface by Felix Baumann.

Hbk, 10 x 12 in. / 224 pgs / 166 color / 28 bw. | 11/30/2009 | Not available
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Alberto Giacometti

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK
Edited and with Essays by Christian Klemm, Carolyn Lanchner, Tobia Bezzola and Anne Umland. Foreword by Glenn D. Lowry, Christoph Becker and Felix Bauman.

Hardcover, 9.75 x 12 in. / 296 pgs / 112 color / 53 bw. | 7/2/2002 | Not available
ISBN 9780870703393 | $65.00


Giacometti: A Biography In Pictures

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

Hardcover, 9.4 x 11.4 in. / 208 pgs / 300 bw. | 5/2/1999 | Not available
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Alberto GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti

A Retrospective

Published by Ediciones Poligrafa.
Edited by Véronique Wiesinger.

Perhaps the most preeminent sculptor of the twentieth century, Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) radically transformed the modern vision of art with his attenuated bronze figures whittled down to the very brink of existence. This substantial monograph supplies a new standard overview of his tremendous achievement. A decade-long labor of love by Véronique Wiesinger, Director of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti in Paris, this book emphasizes the sculptor as a thinker, underlining the philosophical (existentialist) drive of his work and its development away from Surrealism. Wiesinger’s account of Giacometti’s career pursues the artist through a series of formal breakthroughs, each of which produces a more succinct statement on existence and the human figure. At more than 300 pages, and with an abundance of color plates, this handsome volume is the essential Giacometti monograph.

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Alberto Giacometti: The Origin of SpaceAlberto Giacometti: The Origin of Space

Retrospective of the Mature Work

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by Markus Brüderlin, Julia Wallner, Toni Stooss.

Space does not exist, the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) wrote in 1949. "It has to be created... Every sculpture made on the assumption that space exists is wrong, there is only the illusion of space." This fascinating statement serves as a conceptual underpinning for Hatje Cantz's new appraisal of the artist's mature work. Giacometti's emaciated sculptures have long been seen as symbols of a newly anxious, frail humanity. But more recently, attention has come to focus on the relevance of his work for contemporary considerations of space and time. Alberto Giacometti: The Origin of Space supplies a comprehensive overview of the later works of this lastingly influential artist, presenting 200 color images of sculptures, paintings and drawings.

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HATJE CANTZ

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 200 pgs / 200 color.

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Alberto Giacometti: RetrospectiveAlberto Giacometti: Retrospective

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Edited by Nadia Schneider. Text by Donat Rütiman, Thierry Dufrêne, Casimiro Di Crescenzo.

Swiss-born sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) is best known for the bronzes of ghostly and attenuated figures that made him a key member of the Surrealist movement. This retrospective focuses on the artist's so-called “crisis period” after 1935 and during the Second World War, which coincided with a larger critical juncture for modernism itself. In 1936, Giacometti began to concentrate his attention on the human head, focusing on the model's gaze, and eventually giving his sculptures an extruded appearance. The artist's paintings and drawings underwent a parallel transformation, his heavily reworked figures appearing increasingly emaciated and at a remove from their surroundings. Examining more than 100 key works, the contributors to this volume revisit Giacometti in the light of this “crisis period”; essays by Donat Rütiman, Casimiro Di Crescenzo and Thierry Dufr'ne provide reexaminations of the artist's contribution from a contemporary perspective.

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GiacomettiGiacometti

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by Ulf Küster, Pierre-Emanuel Martin-Vivier, Véronique Wiesinger. Preface by Felix Baumann.

The isolate and emaciated figures of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) speak of the extremes of solitude, but the artist's own social and familial world was populous, composed of a greatly and diversely talented family on a par with the Duchamps. Constellating Alberto's parents and siblings around his work and world view, and basing its thesis upon new research, this volume traces the influence of the family upon the art of its most famous member. It shows how Alberto's father, the painter Giovanni Giacometti, encouraged his son from an early age, and how his brothers assisted him in his art: Diego was his assistant and model, and after Alberto's death, he became famous for his bronze furniture, which is now widely collected and often exhibited; he was responsible for the casting (and sometimes the armature) of Alberto's plaster and clay sculptures, and was reputedly so attuned to his brother's work that he could recall the furrows and ridges of Alberto's figures when they were brought to him for restoration in later years. Bruno, the youngest brother, is among Switzerland's most renowned architects (he designed the Swiss pavilion at the 1952 Venice Biennale); and Alberto's mother and wife, and Silvio, the son of his sister Ottilia, were all indispensable models. Through the lens of this book, Giacometti is revealed as an artist deeply informed and very much supported by his family.

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HATJE CANTZ

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Hardcover, 10 x 12 in. / 224 pgs / 166 color / 28 bw.

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Alberto Giacometti: Space, Figure, TimeAlberto Giacometti: Space, Figure, Time

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by Ulf Küster.

This volume from the Art to Read series makes an outstanding introduction to the life and work of this important artist. Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) was born and raised in Val Bregaglia in Switzerland, but following his studies in Geneva and Rome he lived primarily in Paris. As an artist, Giacometti's earliest affiliations were among the Surrealists, but today his reduced and exposed bronze figures seem much more in sympathy with the Existentialist worldview (particularly as these pieces were developed during and after World War II, and also because of the artist's close friendship with Jean-Paul Sartre). Notoriously self-critical, and always paring back the form at hand, Giacometti labored tirelessly to reconcile humanity's outer appearance and inner condition, never arriving at a satisfactory realization: "If I could make a sculpture or a painting (but I'm not sure I want to) in just the way I'd like to, they would have been made long since (but I am incapable of saying what I want)," he once lamented. "I don't see my sculpture, I see blackness."

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Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 19 color / 20 bw.

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Alberto Giacometti: Works, Writings, InterviewsAlberto Giacometti: Works, Writings, Interviews

Published by Poligrafa.
Text by Ángel González.

Alberto Giacometti's early Surrealist and Cubist forms, compact volumes inspired by Africa and the Cyclades, eventually led this seminal twentieth-century Swiss artist to acknowledge a formal void that he would spend the balance of his career filling with the human figure. In the mid-1930s, influenced by the terrible social and political changes that were taking place across Europe, Giacometti began to develop heads and nudes in a signature style--they were universally elongated, skeletal, haunting, solitary and above all, transcendent. Giacometti's written testimony and reflections on his change of perspective, and on his artistic ideas and goals, are remarkable for their aptness and poetic quality. In his writings, gathered here, the artist pours out his doubts, his suffering and his creative hopes as very few artists have been capable of doing before or since.

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Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 125 color / 20 bw.

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Alberto GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Edited and with Essays by Christian Klemm, Carolyn Lanchner, Tobia Bezzola and Anne Umland. Foreword by Glenn D. Lowry, Christoph Becker and Felix Bauman.

One hundred years after his birth and a generation after his death, Alberto Giacometti is recognized as one of the small group of modern masters who dominated art during much of the 20th century. This centennial volume both celebrates his achievement and reexamines his work, contributing to a more focused concentration on the art itself. The Swiss-born Giacometti was a supremely inventive sculptor as well as a painter and draftsman of the highest distinction. Included here are many of his early Cubist-influenced and Surrealist works, often slyly humorous and allusively erotic, as well as his masterful drawings and paintings, and the elongated sculptures of the human head and figure for which he is best known. The book's three essays provide a comprehensive view of Giacometti's work and its multiple levels of meaning, examining his Surrealist years; the artist's unique concept of inner and outer vision; and his career as a whole, in formal and other terms.

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 12 in. / 296 pgs / 112 color / 53 bw.

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Giacometti: A Biography In Pictures

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.

Chronologically arranging quotations--from the artist and others--on the subject of Giacometti's life and art, Giacometti: A Biography In Pictures narrates an informal exploration of one of the twentieth century's greatest sculptors. The text is interspersed with wonderful snapshots of the artist at work in the studio (a Gitane invariably gripped in his plaster-stippled fingers), and with reproductions of individual works.

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HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

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Hardcover, 9.4 x 11.4 in. / 208 pgs / 300 bw.

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PUB DATE 5/2/1999
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