Giacometti is perhaps best known for his emaciated, elongated bronze figures, usually human, though on occasion of dogs or cats. These represent the maturation of Giacometti’s lifelong stylistic evolution, fuelled by his desire to give form to the spatial cum physical human experience. Throughout his career, Giacometti experimented with the overlap of sculpture, painting and drawing in order to capture the essence of the human body.
Books on Alberto Giacometti
Catherine Grenier and Sébastien Delot, eds., Alberto Giacometti: Une Aventure Moderne, Paris, 2019.
Catherine Grenier, Mathilde Lecuyer and Petra Joos, eds., Alberto Giacometti, exh. cat. Québec, 2018.
Jacqueline Munck, ed., Derain, Balthus, Giacometti: Une Amitié Artistique, exh. cat. Paris, 2017.
Catherine Grenier, ed., Alberto Giacometti: Retrospective, exh. cat. Paris, 2017.
Véronique Wiesinger, The Studio of Alberto Giacometti: Collection of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, exh. cat. Paris 2007.
Jacques Dupin and Michel Leiris, eds., Alberto Giacometti: Ecrits, Paris, 1990.
Herbert C. Lust, Giacometti: The Complete Graphics and Fifteen Drawings, New York, 1970.