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Diego Giacometti (French Edition)

£250.00

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Published in 1986 by Hermann. Text in French, preface by Jean Leymarie. This glossy book is illustrated with 310 photos of Giacometti's work.

Diego Giacometti (1902 – 1985) was a Swiss sculptor and designer, and the younger brother of the sculptor Alberto Giacometti. The working relationship of Diego with Alberto was so close that it is sometimes difficult to distinguish the work of Diego from that of Alberto, 13 months his senior. During World War II Diego Giacometti did his first animal sculptures. Animals regularly adorned his works, his fascination with the animal kingdom was tied to the mythological and dream-like world of his childhood. His sculptures are sometimes amusing or picturesque. Diego Giacometti's animal art was rich. Along with familiar animals he liked to have animals that symbolized force, power and beauty such as the heads of lions, wolves and horses.

He used bronze, a material that permitted him to sculpt in great detail, grace and elasticity. Diego's animals called for special, often costly techniques such as the lost wax method. His animals were so finely done they helped make his reputation.

Complete with card slipcase and dust jacket. In excellent condition throughout, although the card slip case has light wear.

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Text in French
Author(s):
Daniel Marchesseau
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
30cm x 25.5cm x 3cm. 1.6kg
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
270566016X
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
Hermann
Title:
Diego Giacometti

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Published in 1986 by Hermann. Text in French, preface by Jean Leymarie. This glossy book is illustrated with 310 photos of Giacometti's work.

Diego Giacometti (1902 – 1985) was a Swiss sculptor and designer, and the younger brother of the sculptor Alberto Giacometti. The working relationship of Diego with Alberto was so close that it is sometimes difficult to distinguish the work of Diego from that of Alberto, 13 months his senior. During World War II Diego Giacometti did his first animal sculptures. Animals regularly adorned his works, his fascination with the animal kingdom was tied to the mythological and dream-like world of his childhood. His sculptures are sometimes amusing or picturesque. Diego Giacometti's animal art was rich. Along with familiar animals he liked to have animals that symbolized force, power and beauty such as the heads of lions, wolves and horses.

He used bronze, a material that permitted him to sculpt in great detail, grace and elasticity. Diego's animals called for special, often costly techniques such as the lost wax method. His animals were so finely done they helped make his reputation.

Complete with card slipcase and dust jacket. In excellent condition throughout, although the card slip case has light wear.

Added value:
Text in French
Author(s):
Daniel Marchesseau
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
30cm x 25.5cm x 3cm. 1.6kg
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
270566016X
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
Hermann
Title:
Diego Giacometti

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