- Tapa dura: 80 páginas
- Editor: Assouline (15 de diciembre de 2011)
- Colección: Memoire
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 2843233003
- ISBN-13: 978-2843233005
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Alberto Giacometti (Memoire) (Inglés) Tapa dura – 15 dic 2011
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Yves Bonnefoy examines the entire range of Alberto Giacometti's creative production--sculpture, painting, drawing, and lithographs--in this classic, singular study of the Swiss sculptor. By focusing on the works rather than on the details of the artist's life, and by relying on the evidence of Giacometti's important writings and statements, the author--a poet, essayist, and friend of the artist--provides a wealth of interpretations of Giacometti's drawings, canvases, and sculptures.Bonnefoy's eloquent and incisive text traces Giacometti's artistic development--from his experience with surrealism, to his return to figurative sculpture, and then to the period of his monumental Walking Man series. The superbly designed and copiously illustrated volume is further enriched with archival photographs of Giacometti's studios and five decades of his artistic life in Paris. Accompanied by an extensive biographical chronology and bibliography, and illustrated with nearly 600 works and documents, the revised edition of this oversized, exquisitely-produced monograph will continue to be the essential, authoritative reference on this artist
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I thought it was a longer book in terms of pages, but still a nice product.
Extremely long time for delivery.
My wife is very happy.
" And this is, in a sense, yet another sign of the potential fecundity, the richness of this new period: between these two extremes, without sacrificing anything to their fundamental mystery, Giacometti is now entitled to suggest many compositions-of 'incredible complexity'-which, without reaching the essence of things, none the less will point to it. Sometimes they will let the never-mastered terror before nothingness overwhelm the artist's mind, sometimes they suceed, perhaps, in conveying the 'wonder' of life which remained Giacometti's great supporting thought during these months. Many things become possible: all of them ambiguous".
Fortunately not all of the writing is as incomprehensible as this exerpt, but similar passages abound. Ultimately the attentive reader should be able to get some idea of what Bonnefoy is attempting to convey.
The redeeming feature of this book is the copious amount of quality reproductions of Giacometti's enigmatic and often haunting sculptures and paintings. These beautiful images often occupy a full page and are in themselves a good enough reason to acquire this book.There are additionally some interesting photographs of the artist and his studio.
Despite my reservations about the text, I would still recommend this book as an excellent overview of Giacometti's life and work.
Yves Bonnefoy's book Giacometti is the definitive work on this artist and should be compulsory reading for anyone contemplating becoming a contemporary artist as it contains all the clues that would alow someone to understand such essential things as integrity and the balancing act between idea and artistry.