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Alberto Giacometti and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. A dialogue on the perception. Phenomenology of art experience (Gangemi, Rome 2017)

List of Authors: Lorella Scacco
Edition name or number: ISBN 978-88-492-3463-3
Place: Rome
Publication year: 2017
Book title *: Alberto Giacometti and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. A dialogue on the perception (Gangemi, Rome 2017)
Title of series: Gangemi Editore International
ISBN: 978-88-492-3463-3


book presents an in-depth analysis of the oeuvre produced by Alberto
Giacometti, one of the most prominent players of Twentieth-century art history.
It draws a parallel between his works and the theories of an important coeval
philosopher, Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Retracing his life and the cultural
exchanges he held with postwar intellectuals, especially in Paris, the volume
proposes a phenomenological interpretation of Giacometti's artistic experience.
The author identified a 1946 drawing by Giacometti as the portrait of Maurice
Merleau-Ponty, who visited the artist's studio in Paris in that period. The
book also includes an exchange of letters between Lorella Scacco and Swiss
scholar Reinhold Hohl, which provided key material for the book.  

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