The first reference publication on Giacometti in Brazil
The book Giacometti is the first reference monograph on the artist in South America. The volume, realised on the occasion of the itinerant retrospective of Alberto Giacometti (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires) was published by the Foundation in collaboration with Cultural Projects agency Base 7, and the Brazilian publisher Cosac Naify.
A dozen thematic essays, richly illustrated with several hundred images, approach the various aspects of Alberto Giacometti’s work. Conceived by Véronique Wiesinger, this monograph enables an understanding of the originality of a contemporary reflection on the representation, the relationship of the work with the space and the role of art and the artist.
The genesis of the works from his early youth under the influence of the artist’s father, the role of the studio in his creative process, the importance of objects in his work as a sculptor, the influence of women in his reflection on representation, the illustration of texts from great authors of his era, are aspects of an unique work that the book enables us to discover.
An original essay by Cecilia Braschi goes back through to the relationship of Giacometti with South America, reminding us, among other things, of the interest of the Argentinean collectors for his work right from the beginning of the Thirties and his participation in the São Paulo Biennale, in 1951 – with the sculpture Quatre femmes sur socle, purchased the same year by Rio’s Museum of Modern Art – then in 1965.
The monograph also comprises four of the most important texts of the artist on his work, as well as the interview he gave in 1962 to Antonio del Guercio.
São Paulo: Cosac Naify, Base 7
Paris: Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, 2012
ISBN 1-935263-22-7 | Portuguese
400 p. 280 ill.
21 x 27 cm
Hardcover 120 R$
Paperback 80 R$
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