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- DescriptionThe Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti participated in Parisian literary and cultural circles from the early meetings of the Surrealists to existentialism and the diverse currents in art and poetry that followed. Numerous writers were inspired to respond to his sculpture, drawing, painting and publications during his lifetime and after his death in 1966. This book considers examples of poesie critique devoted to Giacometti's work by major French poets and thinkers from Andre Breton to Yves Bonnefoy. Through close readings of key texts, it discusses the extent to which each writer has succeeded in overcoming the dichotomy between a text and its visual stimulus that so often leads to a hierarchical relationship. Many of these writers focus on the materiality of Giacometti's works of art and of the written word. Examination of their writings thus allows new understandings of poesie critique and ekphrasis to be developed.
- Author BiographyEmma Wagstaff is Lecturer in French at the University of Birmingham. She studied modern languages at the University of Cambridge and held a research fellowship at St John's College. She has been a visiting student at the Ecole Normale Superieure and previously taught French literature at Trinity College, Cambridge.
- Author(s)Emma Wagstaff
- PublisherVerlag Peter Lang
- Date of Publication27/06/2011
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Series TitleCultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship Between the Arts
- Series Part/Volume Number14
- Place of PublicationPieterlen
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published2011
- ImprintVerlag Peter Lang
- Content Note99, ill.
- Weight330 g
- Width150 mm
- Height225 mm
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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