Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure (Hardcover)

Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure By Emilie Bouvard (Editor), Serena Bucalo (Contributions by), Hugo Daniel (Contributions by), Ann Dumas (Contributions by), Catherine Grenier (Contributions by), Catharina Manchanda (Contributions by), Romain Perrin (Contributions by), William Robinson (Contributions by), William Rudolph (Contributions by) Cover Image

Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure (Hardcover)

By Emilie Bouvard (Editor), Serena Bucalo (Contributions by), Hugo Daniel (Contributions by), Ann Dumas (Contributions by), Catherine Grenier (Contributions by), Catharina Manchanda (Contributions by), Romain Perrin (Contributions by), William Robinson (Contributions by), William Rudolph (Contributions by)

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A comprehensive survey of the work of the legendary Swiss artist, this book illustrates and examines more than 100 of his sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints

This lavishly illustrated retrospective traces the early and midcareer development of the preeminent Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966), examining the emergence of his distinct figural style through works including a series of walking men, elongated standing women, and numerous busts. Rare paintings and drawings from his formative period show the significance of landscape in Giacometti’s work, while also revealing the influence of the postimpressionist painters that surrounded his father, the artist Giovanni Giacometti. Other areas of inquiry on which Alberto Giacometti casts new light are his studio practice—amply illustrated with photographs—his obsessive focus on depicting the human head, his collaborations with poets and writers, and his development of the walking man sculpture, thanks to numerous drawings, many of which have never been shown. Original essays by modern art and Giacometti specialists shed new light on era-defining sculptural masterpieces, including the Walking Man, the Nose, and the Chariot, or on key aspects of his work, such as the significance of surrealism, his drawing practice, or the question of space.
Emilie Bouvard is director of collections and scientific program at the Fondation Giacometti, Paris.
Product Details ISBN: 9780300263916
ISBN-10: 0300263910
Publisher: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English