Lettres d'Alberto Giacometti à sa famille - Les débuts 1920-1929

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The first volume in the collection of Alberto Giacometti's correspondence, co-published with the Giacometti Foundation. 


Throughout his life and career, Alberto Giacometti corresponded with his family. These letters, transcribed in the collection, are an exceptional opportunity to enter the intimate world of the artist, while discovering the artist's intimate world, while discovering remarkable and unpublished details of his creative work. Some photographs and famous or lesser known works famous and lesser-known works of art are interspersed throughout the letters.

From his departure for Schiers College in Switzerland at the age of fourteen, to his grand tour of Italy (1920), to his arrival in Paris (1922) for a to Paris (1922) to study sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and his first exhibitions, the exchanges between Alberto Giuseppe exchanges between Alberto Giacometti and his family reveal a young man eager to learn and to discover the world. the world. They also reveal the warmth and richness of the exchanges within a family of artists who crossed the avant-garde, from Switzerland to the United States, and from France to Switzerland. the Swiss, Parisian and European avant-gardes, while the young Giacometti tried to make his mark in the capital of modern art. of modern art.

Scientific editor of the correspondence: Serena Bucalo, curator, Giacometti Foundation


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11 x 18 cm
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