A Giacometti Portrait

James Lord

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When we look at a painting hanging on an art gallery wall, we see only what the artist has chosen to disclose--the finished work of art. What remains mysterious is the process of creation itself--the making of the work of art. Everyone who has looked at paintings has wondered about this, and numerous efforts have been made to discover and depict the creative method of important artists. A Giacometti Portrait is a picture of one of the century's greatest artists at work.

James Lord sat for eighteen days while his friend Alberto Giamcometti did his portrait in oil. The artist painted, and the model recorded the sittings and took photographs of the work in its various stages. What emerged was an illumination of what it is to be an artist and what it was to be Giacometti--a portrait in prose of the man and his art. A work of great literarydistinction, A Giacometti Portrait is, above all, a subtle and important evocation of a great artist.

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"James Lord's timeless account . . . documents how torturous creation can be, even, or perhaps especially, for a creative genius." --Jacqueline White, Ruminator Review

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James Lord

James Lord is an acclaimed American author who has lived in France for many years. His books include Plausible Portraits of James Lord, A Giacometti Portrait, Giacometti: A Biography, and four volumes of memoirs. In recognition of his contribution to French culture, he was made an officer of the Legion of Honor.

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A Giacometti Portrait
James Lord

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
July 1980
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ISBN: 9780374515737
ISBN10: 0374515735
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 126 pages
$15.00
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