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ISBN-10: 2080201042

ISBN-13: 9782080201041

Edition: 2012

Authors: Yves Bonnefoy, Jean Stewart

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Newly revised, this affordable, richly illustrated compact edition is the most definitive biographical study on the multifaceted artist and his oeuvre.Written by an internationally renowned scholar and personal friend of the artist, this new edition, revised with the Giacometti Foundation in Paris, is both an erudite and intimate study that features exclusive archival material and first hand accounts of the artist at work.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Flammarion et Cie
Publication date: 11/6/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.982
Language: English

The work of Yves Bonnefoy, a poet, critic, and translator, is philosophical in nature and difficult to penetrate. He has written meditations on the themes of the immobility of matter and the power of language. Influenced by such German philosophers as Hegel and Heidegger Bonnefoy reflects in his poetry a sense of tragic anguish, often through the use of understatement. Bonnefoy's principal poetic works include On the Motion and Immobility of Douve (1953), a philosophical meditation on the value of language, and Words in Stone (1965). He has written essays on art history and poetry in L'Improbable and La Seconde Simplicite. As a translator, Bonnefoy is well known for his renderings of…