A new biography of Salvador Dalí, which explores Dalí's painting, sculpture, photography, writing and film, as well as his early life and his relationships with the leading figures of the Surrealist movement.
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Salvador Dali

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A new biography of Salvador Dalí, which explores Dalí's painting, sculpture, photography, writing and film, as well as his early life and his relationships with the leading figures of the Surrealist movement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861896278
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Critical Lives
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 507,882
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Ann Caws is the Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of numerous books, including Picasso’s Weeping Woman: The Life and Art of Dora Maar, Virginia Woolf: Illustrated Life, Marcel Proust: Illustrated Life, Robert Motherwell with Pen and Brush, and Pablo Picasso.

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Table of Contents

1 Birth of a Genius, 1904-16 18

2 Precocious Painting, 1917-21 29

3 Madrid and La Residencia, 1922-26 37

4 St Sebastian: Dali and Lorca, 1926-28 44

5 Dali, Lorca and Catalunya, 1925-36 50

6 Miro, Dali and Surrealism, 1928 56

7 Bunuel and the Cinema, 1929 63

Intermission: Filmic Dali 70

8 Paris, Surrealism and Gala, 1929-30 74

9 Fame Beginning, 1931-32 81

10 Fame Increasing, Exhibitions Continuing, 1932-36 87

Intermission:The Genius of Detail 93

11 Lorca Dead.Narcissus Alive, 1936-38 99

12 America's Dali, 1939-48 107

13 Back Home, 1948-51 123

Intermission: Magic Secrets of Painting 131

14 Winning the Battle, 1952-60 136

15 Scandals and Seclusion, 1960-79 143

16 Endings, 1980-89 152

17 His Legacy, His Show, His Illusions 158

References 173

Bibliography 187

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