Salvador Dali: An Illustrated Life

Salvador Dali: An Illustrated Life

I took a look through this, it's full of photos, but it's a differnt take on Dali than I've seen in other books. Seems to be a rich look into the life and times of Dail. Publisher Comments: For the first time, this book—authorized by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation—provides a visual history of Dalí's entire career, illustrated with previously unpublished personal photographs, sketchbooks, drawings, letters, posters, and commercial designs, many of them drawn from the archives at the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation. The photographs in particular offer key insights into the artist's career; in them we see Dalí as a child, in his studio, with his inseparable wife and muse Gala, and traveling the world and fraternizing with celebrities including Harpo Marx, Walt Disney, Sidney Poitier, Andy Warhol, Gregory Peck, Alice Cooper, and Robert Kennedy. The inclusion of numerous designs for handbills and exhibition posters as well as magazine covers and book jackets suggests the scale of Dalí's prolific output beyond the gallery walls. Also included are reproductions of his most famous works.

  • If this book is anything like Salvador Dalí’s "The Secret Life of Salvador Dali" it will be a fascinating read. I wanted to recommend "The Secret Life of Salvador Dali" but couldn't find the cover I liked, so I recommended this on... If this book is anything like Salvador Dalí’s "The Secret Life of Salvador Dali" it will be a fascinating read. I wanted to recommend "The Secret Life of Salvador Dali" but couldn't find the cover I liked, so I recommended this one instead. Ok? Ok. Book Description Salvador Dalí’s writings from the period in which he was most closely allied with the Surrealists have never before been translated into English. These short fictions, essays, and poems contain all the egotistic brio one might expect from Dalí, but they also reveal an earnest and even sentimental artist. They document Dalí’s friendships with fellow Spaniards Luis Buñuel and Federico García Lorca, his entry into the world of the Parisian Surrealists, his passion for the emerging arts of photography and cinema, and the development of his "Paranoid-Critical Method," the theoretical basis for Dalí’s work throughout his life. In 1934, Dalí and André Breton would break forever — "The only difference between me and a Surrealist is that I am a Surrealist," he later said — but in the period 1927-1933, such distinctions were unnecessary.

  • If you read Korean, and I know a lot of you do, check out this book, it's a hilarious autobiography of Salvador Dali. About this book Painter, designer and filmmaker Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) was one of the most colorful a... If you read Korean, and I know a lot of you do, check out this book, it's a hilarious autobiography of Salvador Dali. About this book Painter, designer and filmmaker Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) was one of the most colorful and controversial figures in 20th-century art. A pioneer of Surrealism, he was both praised and reviled for the subconscious imagery he projected into his paintings, which he sometimes referred to as "hand-painted dream photographs." This early autobiography, which takes him through his late thirties, is as startling and unpredictable as his art. It is superbly illustrated with over eighty photographs of Dalí and his works, and scores of Dalí drawings and sketches. This book is written in Korean only.