This book is a unique and intimate portrait of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. "With this volume I wish to document Giacometti's personality from a completely different standpoint. I do so using photographs taken almost continuously from 1943 up to the time of his death; these were the twenty years in which his art became well-known. Alberto Giacometti's nature, work and thoughts fascinated me and other friends tremendously. I was one of the lucky ones allowed to experience his life. My encounters with him, and the resulting photographs, were of a more intimate, personal sort. Giacometti was not a legend to me. I treasured his absolute will for freedom. He was often cunning and harsh with his judgements and opinions, yet at the same time sensitive. His contradictoriness - often described by others - to me represented an expression of his personality, fervent existence and presence. I loved and respected this man. I believe his work belongs among the most important works of the contemporary art scene." - Ernst Scheidegger.
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(263mm x 273mm x 17mm)
Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag
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Author Biography - Ernst Scheidegger
Ernst Scheidegger, born in 1923, was a founder member of Magnum in Paris, and later a teacher at the renowned College for Design in Ulm (Germany). For more than twenty years he was picture editor of the Neue Zurcher Zeitung. At the same time he ran an art gallery and a publishing house, now Scheidegger & Spiess Publishers. He has also made film portraits of artists.