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Alberto Giacometti

Matter, Herbert; Matter, Mercedes

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ISBN 10: 0810909995 / ISBN 13: 9780810909991
Published by Harry N Abrams, 1987
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Nice hardback. Age toning and moderate wear to jacket. A tiny bit of bowing to boards. Slight wear to boards. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: BC5) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included. Bookseller Inventory # 053032

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Title: Alberto Giacometti

Publisher: Harry N Abrams

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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From Publishers Weekly:

Matter spent five years photographing Giacometti's studio in Paris. The sculptor considered the results "by far the most beautiful photographs" ever taken of his work, and he claimed that they taught him new things about his sculpture. Reproduced here, these remarkable pictures, themselves works of art, bring us closer to Giacometti's gaunt, groping figures and allow them to speak authentically. We experience their sheer, frontal directness and their relation to the vast spaces that surround them. We feel their hope, joy, anguish and solitude. This outstanding volume, a must for collectors, includes a perceptive essay by painter Mercedes Matter, the photographer's widow. Her theme is how Giacometti used the ancient materials of clay and paint to fashion an extreme, contemporary self-awareness.
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