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Salvador Dali: 1904-1989
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Salvador Dali: 1904-1989

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by Gilles Neret, Catherine Plant (Translator)
 

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A genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head

Picasso called Dalí "an outboard motor that’s always running." Dalí thought himself a genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head.

Painter, sculptor, writer and film maker, Salvador Dalí (1904 - 1989) was one of the

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A genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head

Picasso called Dalí "an outboard motor that’s always running." Dalí thought himself a genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head.

Painter, sculptor, writer and film maker, Salvador Dalí (1904 - 1989) was one of the century’s greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics - and was rewarded with fierce controversy wherever he went. He was one of the first to apply the insights of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis to the art of painting. Dalí brought extraordinary sensitivity, imagination and concern for precision to bear upon submerged levels of consciousness.

This lively biography presents the infamous Surrealist Dalí in full colour and in his own words. His provocative ideas are all here, from the soft watches to the notorious burning giraffe. And the fantastic phenomenon that was Salvador Dalí is grasped entire and placed in his various contexts.

About the Series:

Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783822859896
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Basic Art Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Gilles Néret (1933–2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'Œil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include Salvador Dalí: The Paintings, Matisse, and Erotica Universalis.

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Salvador Dali: 1904-1989 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book at a museum. The book contents all of Dali's best work and probably all of his work. Each page is a new discovering and a biography of Dali's life continues oppositely to each of his works. You will not be disappointed with this book.