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Alberto Giacometti


Who is Alberto Giacometti?

Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He was born in the canton Graubünden's southerly alpine valley Val Bregaglia, as the eldest of four children to Giovanni Giacometti, a well-known post-Impressionist painter. Coming from an artistic background, he was interested in art from an early age.


  1. "Alberto Giacometti" is a book by Yves Bonnefoy.
    • also known as "Alberto Giacometti (coffret 2 volumes)"
    • subjects: Visual arts, Art, 20th century, Sculpture
  2. "Alberto Giacometti" is a book by Jacques Dupin.
    • also known as "Alberto Giacometti (avec trois eaux-fortes d'Alberto Giacometti)", "Giacometti: three essays"
    • subject: Visual arts
  3. "Alberto Giacometti" is a book by Angel González.
    • also known as "Alberto Giacometti: works, writings, interviews"
  4. "Alberto Giacometti" is a book by Herbert Matter.
  5. "Alberto Giacometti" is a book by Casimiro Di Crescenzo.
    • also known as "Alberto Giacometti: early works in Paris (1922-1930)"

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"Alberto Giacometti" is a film, directed by Michel Van Zele & Jean-Marie Drot.


"Alberto Giacometti" is an artwork by John Beard.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of World Poetry (2015)

by R. Victoria Arana

Sur Alberto Giacometti ("Giacometti. Three Essays," brilliantly translatedbythepoet John Ashbery, 2003),aseries of dense andlucid exploratory essay and prose poem fragments that approach Giacometti's workasprocess, Dupin outlinesanew ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art (2008)

by Gerald W. R. Ward

Alberto Giacometti (1901–66)) have raised the minimalist, linear concept of such an armature to the status of a finished sculpture . After the initial sketch had been approved by the sculptor, and possibly also by ...

Google previewDictionary of Minor Planet Names (2003)

by Lutz Schmadel

The work of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (19011966), often compared to that of the Existentialists, contrasted with the avant-garde in that it attempted to equal reality so that a sculpture, like ...

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Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead of me to discover and create. I want something, but I won't know what it is until I succeed in doing it. (Alberto Giacometti)
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