"Alberto Giacometti (1901 - 1966) was one of the greatest sculptors and painters of the twentieth century. This book is the fruit of David Sylvester's prolonged relationship with him as sitter, friend, critic and exhibition curator. Profound and exhilarating, Looking at Giacometti is criticism of the kind that fully engages with the working processes and most intimate ideas of the artist. It is also a powerful and beautifully written study of the nature of art itself." -- from back wrapper. Printed in black-and-white. Includes bibliography, notes, and list of illustrations.