Published to mark the 50th anniversary of the artist's death, Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time presents an illuminating introduction to Giacometti's artistic career, key themes in his work and the context of European modernism in which Giacometti produced his most important art. Curators and Giacometti experts Claudia Milburn and Calvin Winner consider the artist's Parisian sources of inspiration; his patronage and his relationship with the Sainsbury family; his use of materials and processes; and his influence on British art world and artists. Alongside key paintings, drawings and sculptures by Giacometti , this beautifully-illustrated volume includes pieces by a number of artists who influenced and were influenced by Giacometti, including Brassai, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier, William Turnbull, and Eduardo Paolozzi.
Claudia Milburn is a Curator at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts; Calvin Winner is Head of Collections Management and Conservation at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. He co-curated the SCVA exhibition `Francis Bacon and the Masters' and was previously a Curator at Tate.
Director's Preface: The Sainsbury Centre Introduction: Giacometti: A Line Through Time 1. The Formation of the Artist: Sources and Influences 2. The Materiality of Mind 3. Drawing on Paper, Drawing in Space 4. Giacometti and Britain 5. Giacometti and the Sainsburys Further Reading Places to See Giacometti's Work Index