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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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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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ALBERTO GIACOMETTI MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Alberto Giacometti and the Perception of Reality

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI AND THE PERCEPTION OF REALITY

Text by Patrick de Vries.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775745277
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Pub Date: 11/26/2019
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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
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 6/26/2018
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Giacometti: Pure Presence

GIACOMETTI: PURE PRESENCE

Text by Paul Moorhouse.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

ISBN: 9781855145320
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Pub Date: 11/24/2015
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Alberto Giacometti

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

Edited by Véronique Wiesinger.

EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

ISBN: 9788434312975
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 5/31/2012
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Alberto Giacometti: The Origin of Space

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI: THE ORIGIN OF SPACE

Text by Markus Brüderlin, Julia Wallner, Toni Stooss.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775727150
USD $60.00
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Pub Date: 4/30/2011
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Alberto Giacometti: Retrospective

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI: RETROSPECTIVE

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

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037640609
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 3/31/2010
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Giacometti

GIACOMETTI

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

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775723497
USD $75.00
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Pub Date: 11/30/2009
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Alberto Giacometti: Space, Figure, Time

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI: SPACE, FIGURE, TIME

Text by Ulf Küster.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775723732
USD $30.00
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Pub Date: 11/30/2009
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Alberto Giacometti: Works, Writings, Interviews

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI: WORKS, WRITINGS, INTERVIEWS

Text by Ángel González.

EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

ISBN: 9788434309500
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Pub Date: 3/1/2007
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Alberto Giacometti

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870703393
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Pub Date: 7/2/2002
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Giacometti: A Biography In Pictures

GIACOMETTI: A BIOGRAPHY IN PICTURES

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775707930
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Pub Date: 5/2/1999
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