Dali A&i

Dali A&i

by Robert Radford
     
 

One of the best-known and most visually influential artists of the twentieth century, Salvador Dali (1904-89) redefined the boundaries of art, fashion and popular culture. His melting watches, space elephants and the sofa inspired by Mae West's lips have become firmly established both in the popular imagination and the world of advertising. In this fascinating account… See more details below

Overview

One of the best-known and most visually influential artists of the twentieth century, Salvador Dali (1904-89) redefined the boundaries of art, fashion and popular culture. His melting watches, space elephants and the sofa inspired by Mae West's lips have become firmly established both in the popular imagination and the world of advertising. In this fascinating account, Dali the painter, writer, filmmaker, illustrator, object-maker, jewellery designer, myth-maker and performance artist are all given proper recognition.

Robert Radford analyses the artist's complex personality and the rich variety of his work against the background of ideological and political conflict that erupted in the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War. He traces Dali's career from the crucial early years in the Spanish town of Figueras to membership of the Surrealist group in 1930s' Paris, then on to New York and Hollywood, where his purposefully extravagant behaviour made him a media star. Radford succeeds in making the reader rethink and re-evaluate the work of one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714834115
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Art and Ideas Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,418,096
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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