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Salvador Dali at Home

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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 p ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published October 23rd 2018 by White Lion Publishing
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Katrina
This is ARC digital copy from NetGalley and White Lion Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Salvador Dalí at Home is very detailed overview of the artist, starting with his family’s circumstances before his birth right up to his death in 1989. There’s also numerous pictures of the artist and his works peppered throughout the book. I’m sure in a large hardback format they will look absolutely spectacular, unfortunately I was reading this through the kindle app on my phone so they weren’t n
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Janet
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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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. Dalí was born in Figueres and was deeply connected to the area. Even now he is closely connected to the region – from Figueres to Cadaqués to Púbol is known as the Dalí triangle. Fully illustrated, the book features Dalí’s paintin
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Jackie
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Salvador Dali has fascinated art lovers for decades, and this book explores the influences which shaped who he was as a person and as an artist. Dali grew up a privileged only child in the early 1900's in Spain. His family indulged all his whims and desires. Dali was a standout at his Art School, although he cunningly managed to effect his dismissal during those years. He longed to travel to Paris to explore the open, free environment there, and his wishes came to fruition.
The photographs of loc
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Ian Smith
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a reviewer, you get to tell what type of book has just arrived in the mail. It’s the way they’re packaged. My hopes were raised on this occasion and I opened it to reveal the face of Salvador Dali staring straight back at me. Salvador! Twice I’ve been to his fabled museum in Figueres; the first time overcome at what I saw, the second to wallow in the greatness of the place.
So, to be honest, it probably didn’t matter what Jackie wrote, I was going to like it. I needn’t have worried, she’s done
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Sharon
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction, netgalley
White Lion Publishing and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Salvador Dalí at Home. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given.

Salvador Dalí at Home reflects upon the famous artist's upbringing, connecting his love for the region in which he was born and lived to his works of art. This book is more about the composition of Dalí's family than about the artist himself. The author explores Dalí's relationships and his connection to the region in which
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Liz (Quirky Cat)
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
I received a copy of Salvador Dali at Home through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Salvador Dali, then I strongly suggest you check out Salvador Dali at Home. Not only is it a great starting resource, but it’s incredibly in depth. Most of all it did a wonderful job applying context; connecting information about the artist to the paintings. That’s the sort of thing I really love in an art history book.
What I loved the most about th
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Theediscerning
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A deservedly intelligent and comprehensive biography of Dali, which gives the reader a great sense of how much in his artwork and behaviour could be said to have been inspired by his upbringing, and more importantly, the environment he was growing, living and working in. That might make this sound like psychogeography or Pseuds' Corner waffle, but it's not – while being highly pictorial the book offers a lot of detail, and all about the right things, and all in the right way. I consider myself a ...more
Andreea
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

I read a previous book in this series, and while I enjoyed seeing what impact the environment and city the artist lived in had on his works, I wasn't all that impress. However, this time, Jackie De Burca does an incredible job presenting Dali and how his art was influenced by the places he lived in, but also by the people in his life.

Our environment definitely leaves a mark on our life and who we become, and this thing is clear
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Leanetta Scott
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was very good insight into the life of Salvador Dali. He was a great man and to see the story of his life told through these pages were a blessing. I wish I could have met the man so famous for his paintings. I would love to visit and see his paintings as well. I am definitely going to add this to my to do list.
Kristine
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: amazon-reviewed
Salvador Dali at Home by Jackie De Burca is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early October.

Instead of what I expected - Dali at home, for instance - it's a scattered narration between Dali’s biography, Spanish culture and landscapes to the extent that you’re just in it for the pictures of his paintings, Babou the ocelot (because, yes, it's real), and visual art sculptures. The real household details and legacy only really pops up at the 76% mark. Obviously, I really wanted more of this, rat
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Carol Custer
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fascinating biography of Dali. I knew next to nothing about him so it was really interesting to learn his background and how it influenced his work. The author did a good job of combining the facts with photos, presenting a compelling work.
joyce w. laudon
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Salvador Dali is a painter whose name you probably know; it is also possible that you do not fully understand him or his work. If that is true for you, this book provides a welcome opportunity to spend time with Dali and his family and to better understand the artist in context. The reader learns about Dali's parents' lives before he was born and the death of their earlier son whom they also named Salvador. The author speculates that, in this, may lie some of Dali's duality. Dali's home village, ...more
Agnes Preszler
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book about Dali's private life, his home and his environment. Richly illustrated with photos and artworks (a number of them I have seen the first time) to know this genius a bit better.
Lisabeth
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful book about Dali's private life, and his home Its well illustrated with photos and their a number of them I have seen the first time to know this genius a bit better
Sheila Lord
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If your a Salvador Dali fan you’ll love this book......even if your not a fan you’ll enjoy reading about his life and the book has many pictures of not only him as a child with his family and an him as an adult but also pictures of his wonderful artwork....
April Gray
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A well researched biography of Salvador Dali, providing insight into how his home life, the area and culture he grew up in, and family influenced his work. Of course this is perfect for any fan of Dali, but also for those interested in how art is shaped by environment.
Vanessa
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-x
Always been fascinated by Salvador Dali. So when this book available to read I jumped at the chance to request it. Salvador Dali at Home by Jackie De Burca was a good fascinating quick read and a very good insight into the life of Salvador Dali. His private life, his home, his culture and was beautifully illustrated with photos and his brilliant artwork.
A brilliant book about a talented great man who will always be admired for years to come.

This is ARC digital copy from NetGalley and White Lion
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