The Secret Life of Salvador Dali

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Slightly altered reprint of the Viking Press edition of 1942. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486274546
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/3/1993
  • Series: Dover Fine Art, History of Art Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 271,301
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
PART ONE
I. Anecdotic Self-Potrait
II. Intra-Uterine Memories
III. Birth of Salvador Dali
IV. False Childhood Memories
V. True Childhood Memories
    The Story of the Linden-Blossom Picking and the Crutch
PART TWO
VI. Adolescence; Grasshopper; Explusion from School; End of the European War
VII. "It"; Philosophic Studies; Unfulfilled Love; Technical Experiments; My "Stone Period"; End of Love Affair; Mother's Death"
VIII. Apprenticeship to Glory; Suspension from the School of Fine Arts of Madrid; Dandyism and Prison
IX. Return to Madrid; Permanent Expulsion from the School of Fine Arts; Voyage to Paris; Meeting with Gala; Beginnings of the Difficult Idyll of my Sole and Only Love Story; I am Disowned by my Family
    Tale of the Wax Manikin with the Sugar Nose
PART THREE
X. Beginnings in Society; Crutches; Aristocracy; Hôtel du Château in Carry-le Rouet; Lydia; Port Lligat; Inventions; Malaga; Poverty; L'Age d'Or
XI. "My Battle; My Participation and my Position in the Surrealist Revolution; "Surrealist Object" versus "Narrated Dream"; Critical-Paranoiac Activity versus Automatism"
XII. "Glory Between the Teeth, Anguish Between the Legs; Gala Discovers and Inspires the Classicism of my Soul"
XIII. Metamorphosis; Death; Resurrection
XIV. Florence; Munich; Monte Carlo; Bonwit Teller; New European War; Battle Between Mlle. Chanel and M. Clavet; Return to Spain; Lisbon; Discovery of the Apparatus for Photographing Thought; Cosmogony; Perennial Victory of the Acanthus Leaf; Renaissance
Epilogue
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2000

    Outstanding

    Nearly as brilliant as his paintings. This book, which covers his life up to age 37, is a surreal romp through his childhood and adulthood up to the second world war. May be confusing to some, but to a lover of his paintings, there is no better companion piece.

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