A fresh appraisal of Giacometti's output, from painting to sculpture
This comprehensive survey of the work of the Swiss-born modern master Alberto Giacometti offers a fresh and incisive account of his creative output. Published on the occasion of Giacomettis first major museum presentation in the US in over a decade, the volume brings together nearly 200 sculptures, paintings and drawings to trace the artists wide-ranging and hugely innovative engagement with the human form across various mediums.
While Giacometti may be best known for his distinct figurative sculptures that emerged after World War II, including a series of elongated standing women, striding men and expressive busts, this volume devotes equal attention to the artists early and midcareer development. It explores his lesser-known engagement with Cubism and Surrealism as well as African, Oceanic and Cycladic art, while also highlighting his remarkable talents as a draftsman and painter alongside his sculptural oeuvre. Of particular focus is Giacomettis studio practice, which is examined through rarely seen plaster sculptures that highlight the artists working process, in addition to historical photographs documenting his relationship with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museumwhich hosted the artists first US museum exhibition, in 1955and with New York City.
- 160 Pages
-¬†Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 11 inches
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