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The Essential Salvador Dali

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For readers who have little time to spare and are averse to art-world jargon, this series aims to provide an entertaining guide to individual artists and pop culture. Each volume presents an account of the artist's life, personal and professional anecdotes, concise definitions of cultural and social movements that shaped the artist's work, and colour reproductions.
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 15th 1998 by Harry N. Abrams (first published September 1998)
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Carmen
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in Dali
A great book about Salvador Dalí. This book teaches one all about the Spanish artist's life, but also a little bit about his paintings and how to interpret them. It is rich in illustrations and quite fascinating. Dalí is, of course, probably the most famous for his painting “The Persistence of Memory” (1931), but he did a huge amount of paintings, many of them absolutely fascinating and riveting. I especially like “One Second Before Awakening from a Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bumblebee Arou ...more
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