Dalí


A re-evaluation of the provocative, visually influential work of Salvador Dalí.


Robert Radford


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Price: USD$29.95

This thought-provoking book re-evaluates the work of one of the most notorious, provocative and visually influential artists of the twentieth century. Robert Radford traces Salvador Dali's career from the crucial early years in Spain, to membership of the Surrealist group in 1930s Paris, and then on to New York and Hollywood, where his purposefully extravagant behaviour made him a media star. The influential figures in his life - Federico Garcia Lorca, Luis Buñuel and his wife Gala - are introduced as the book explores Dali's diverse work as painter, writer, film-maker, illustrator, jewellery designer, myth-maker and performance artist.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Paperback
Size: 220 x 160 mm (8 3/4 x 6 1/4 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 207 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714834115

Well known as a lecturer, writer and exhibition curator, Robert Radford taught Art History for many years at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.

"This book condenses Dali's career into a highly readable narrative, with a judicious mixture of historical and biographical facts, entertaining autobiographical detail and critical comment on the artist's creative output."—Roger Cardinal, School of Drama, Film and Visual Arts, University of Kent, Canterbury

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"Phaidon's series may prove to be the pick of the crop. It boasts expert but undogmatic texts and a wealth of illustrations."—The Sunday Telegraph

"This book condenses Dali's career into a highly readable narrative, with a judicious mixture of historical and biographical facts, entertaining autobiographical detail and critical comment on the artist's creative output."—Roger Cardinal, School of Drama, Film and Visual Arts, University of Kent, Canterbury

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