In Giacomettis Atelier directs our view to what is presumably one of the most influential sites for art of the 20th century, namely to a tiny, dilapidated studio behind Montparnasse, where the great sculptor lived and worked from 1926 until his death. This chaotic, but most creative place was the center of Alberto Giacometti’s world for almost forty years. His studio was a magnet for an entire generation of artists and writers in Paris, from Picasso and Braque to Breton and Sartre, and including Genet and Beckett. Michael Peppiatt is an intimate connoisseur of the life and work of Alberto Giacometti. The author first worked in London as an art critic for The Observer, until he moved to Paris at the end of the 1960s to write about art for Le Monde, and to work as a correspondent for the New York Times and the Financial Times.