The Secret Life of Salvador Dali

Author: Salvador Dalí,Haakon M. Chevalier

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486274543

Category: Art

Page: 434

View: 8521

This startling early autobiography takes Dalí through his late 30s and "communicates the snobbishness, self-adoration, comedy, seriousness, fanaticism, in short the concept of life and the total picture of himself (Dalí) sets out to portray" ? Books. Superbly illustrated with over 80 photographs and scores of Dalí drawings and sketches.

The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí

Author: Salvador Dali

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319849

Category: Art

Page: 432

View: 7345

This startling early autobiography takes Dalí through his late 30s and "communicates picture of himself (Dalí) sets out to portray" — Books. Superbly illustrated with over 80 photographs and scores of drawings.

The Secret Life of Salvador Dali

Author: Salvador Dali,Haakon M. Chevalier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781494107796


Page: 430

View: 2747

This is a new release of the original 1942 edition.

Salvador Dali at Home

Author: Jackie De Burca

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 0711239436

Category: Art

Page: 178

View: 1739

Salvador Dalí at Home explores the influence of Catalan culture and tradition, Dalí's home life and the places he lived, on his life and work. Fully illustrated with over 130 illustrations of his famous work, as well as lesser known pieces, archive imagery, contemporary landscapes and personal photographs, the book provides uniquely accessible insight into the people and places that shaped this iconic artist and how the homes and landscapes of his life relate to his work.

The Biography Book

Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 650

View: 631

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that identify and assess the biographical materials available on over five hundred notable historical figures, listing autobiography and primary sources, recommended biographies and juvenile biographies, other biographical studies, biographical novels, fictional portraits, and biographical films and theatrical adaptations.


Author: Eric Shanes

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1781605882

Category: Art

Page: 122

View: 9361

Painter, designer, creator of bizarre objects, author and film maker, Dalí became the most famous of the Surrealists. Buñuel, Lorca, Picasso and Breton all had a great influence on his career. Dalí's film, An Andalusian Dog, produced with Buñuel, marked his official entry into the tightly-knit group of Parisian Surrealists, where he met Gala, the woman who became his lifelong companion and his source of inspiration. But his relationship soon deteriorated until his final rift with André Breton in 1939. Nevertheless Dalí's art remained surrealist in its philosophy and expression and a prime example of his freshness, humour and exploration of the subconscious mind. Throughout his life, Dalí was a genius at self-promotion, creating and maintaining his reputation as a mythical figure.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141395672

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5229

The very best of James Thurber's hilarious short stories and essays, to tie-in with the major new film starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. Walter Mitty is an ordinary man living an ordinary life. But he has dreams - vivid, extraordinary day dreams - in which the life he leads is one of excitement and even adventure, in which he - a weary, put upon middle-aged man - is the hero of his own story. A man can dream, can't he? The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is just one of the brilliant humorous and witty stories written by James Thurber and collected here. James Thurber was born in 1894 at Columbus, Ohio, where, as he once said, so many awful things happened to him. After university (Ohio State) he worked at the American Embassy in Paris from 1918 to 1920, and then turned to journalism. From 1927 onwards he was on the staff of the New Yorker, and first published much of his work in it. He died in New York in 1961, and is today recognised as one of America's greatest twentieth-century humourists.

Salvador Dalí

Author: Victoria Charles

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1644618443

Category: Art

Page: 84

View: 7051

As a one of the foremost painters of the 20th century, Dalí, like Picasso and Warhol, can boast of having overturned the art of the previous century and directed contemporary art toward its present incarnation. As irrational as he was surrealist, this genius diverted objects from their original meanings, plunging them into the acid of his constantly churning imagination. A megalomaniac and an artist who understood above all the force of marketing and publicity, Dalí disorientates the viewer in order to draw him into the artist’s world. On his canvases, images and colours crash together to express and mock certain ideas, creating a subversive eroticism that taps into the subconscious of the avid voyeurs that we are. The author, Eric Shanes, explores the twists and turns of Dalí’s mad genius, commenting on the masterpieces of the painter so as to show the diversity and scope of his talent, leaving the reader blown away and bewitched by this Prince of Metamorphosis. This work opens up the sweet, mad universe of this megalomaniac genius and invites us to let ourselves be overcome … Dalí is, first and foremost, an absolute.

Salvador Dalí

Author: Felix Fanes,Fèlix Fanés

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300091796

Category: Art

Page: 260

View: 3284

Discusses Dali's years in Spain and first years in Paris as a young artist, provides a detailed assessment of his revolutionary work, and shows how the stage was set for his mature artistic personality.