art book cologne GmbH & Co. KG
Deutzer Freiheit 107
Opening hours (office and showroom):
Monday to Friday 8 – 17
Phone: +49 221 800 80 80
Fax: +49 221 800 80 82
art book cologne, founded by Bernd Detsch in 1997, is a wholesale company and specializes in buying and selling high quality publications in art, art theory, architecture, design, photography, illustrated cultural history and all related subjects internationally. Our team includes specialists in art, culture, music, book trade and media but in spite of our diversity we have one common ground: the enthusiasm for unique art books.
We purchase remaining stocks from museums, publishers and art institutions. We sell these remainders to bookstores, museum shops, and art dealers all over the world.
|Editor||Hubertus Gaßner, Annabelle Görgen|
|Illustrations||with num. ills|
|Contributors||Casimiro die Crescenzo, Ulf Küster et al.|
|Type of book||Exhib'publication|
|Museum / Place||Hamburger Kunsthalle|
The catalogue offers a new perspective on the art of Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966), revealing why this leading 20th-century sculptor’s work is still regarded as groundbreaking.
The publication starts out from Giacometti’s early Surrealist works and examines how they informed his celebrated post-war oeuvre. These unique pieces from the 1930s – fragile sculptures made of wood and marble – were given a horizontal orientation as the artist used the tabletop-sized ‘playing fields’ to develop his concept of ‘sculpture as place’, which continues to influence the art of the present day.