Dali by Dali

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Abrams, Jan 1, 1970 - Art - 156 pages
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Dali's themes and philosophical reflections are illustrated in a chronological collection of his cosmic paintings

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User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

This is a wonderful book, the photographs are very vivid and stunning. A great collector's piece that all Dali fans should own. Read full review

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User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

This book is how I memorized the titles of Dali's weird and wonderful works (and still remember to this day). Very nice organization by the artist's various phases. "What is beauty? Nobody knows yet, since it is too obvious," - Dali. Read full review


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About the author (1970)

Salvador Dali was born in 1904 in Figueres, Spain. In his teens, he exhibited his work at home and in the town's municipal theater before leaving for Madrid's Academy of Arts. In his last year there, he was expelled for announcing that none of the faculty was competent to judge his work. After moving to Paris, he befriended Pablo Picasso and Andre Breton, moved in with the woman who would become his wife of nearly 50 years (though she was Paul Eluard's wife when he met her) and began work on the paintings for which became best known, such as "The Persistence of Memory," which he described as "hand-painted dream photographs." Over the course of his career, he also made sculpture, designed jewelry, illustrated books and collaborated with filmmakers such as Bunuel and Hitchcock. The most famous of all the Surrealists, he died in Figueres in 1989.

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