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The definitive biography of a fascinating and enigmatic figure

‘Succeeds in every way as one of the most readable, fascinating and informative documents, not just on an artist, but on art and artists in general’ WASHINGTON TIMES

‘The most moving biography of a modern artist I’ve read’ NEWSWEEK

Alberto Giacometti is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth century. Born in a Swiss village, he moved to pre-war Paris and went on to play a leading role in the art world, alongside characters such as Picasso, Balthus, Samuel Beckett and Sartre.

His passionate and strange life reflects the genius of his works – his gaunt and haunting sculptures and his unsettling paintings. As someone who was personally acquainted with Giacometti and his peers, and who has consolidated his personal knowledge with extensive research, James Lord is uniquely qualified to write Giacometti’s biography.

Reviews

Succeeds in every way as one of the most readable, fascinating and informative documents, not just on an artist, but on art and artists in general
WASHINGTON TIMES
Lord has written the most moving biography of a modern artist I've read
NEWSWEEK