This is Dali

This is Dali

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Salvador Dali is one of the most popular artists in the world, known for his lavish lifestyle, gravity-defying moustache and bizarre art. This book tells the story of Dali's life and explores the meaning of his Surrealist paintings. It goes beyond his fine art practice and discusses his venture into the commercial world from his extravagant jewellery to his cheeky design for the Chupa Chups lollipops. Surrealism is revealed as a way of life; illustrations bring to life the extraordinary Dream Ball at the Coq Rouge, his fabulous home at Port Lligat and his underwater fantasy at the World Fair's Surrealist pavilion. Fun, provoking and endlessly frustrating, Dali is brought under the spotlight. Catherine Ingram brings her specialized knowledge to the book, while Andrew Rae, an award-winning illustrator, vividly portrays the text.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 171 x 228 x 19mm | 370g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 colour illustrations
  • 1780671091
  • 9781780671093
  • 178,700

Table of contents

Family life / Schoolboy memories Storymakers Power-hungry Quiet moments Cadaques and the Cap de Creus Peninsula A morphing reality The comfort of strangers The washroom studio A visual mind and a precocious talent The Academy of San Fernando, Madrid, 1922-26 Dali's metamorphosis Dali's art, 1922-26 The extraordinary in the ordinary The naked lady Dali in Paris Dabbling with Surrealism, 1927-28 Photography Honey is Sweeter than Blood Sur-reality in film A Surrealist battleground: 'blood, shit and putrefaction' The Child King meets his queen Queen Gala Joining Surrealism Dali's chest of drawers Dali disowned Playing king and queen in Paris Off with the robes The Persistence of Memory Madness and Dali's paranoiac-critical method A trial turns into a striptease A trip to America The Dream Ball Prodigal son or political coward? The surreal object Refining double vision Bonwit Teller store The Dream of Venus America Surreal business Surreal pleasure Dali and Hollywood Return to Spain Dali's place in celebrity culture The Queen's castle The inner court A ruthless pursuit A new mysticism Port Lligat The only Surrealist museum in the world Financial scandals Surreal ends
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"Eloquent, informative, and amusing." - "School Library Journal" "Eloquent, informative, and amusing." - School Library Journal
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About Catherine Ingram

Catherine Ingram is a freelance art historian. She obtained First Class Honours at Glasgow University as a Honeyman scholar. After an MA in 19th-Century Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Catherine received her D.Phil. Catherine has taught on the MA course at Christie's, lectured at Imperial College, as well as run courses at the Tate Gallery. She was a personal assistant at South London Gallery. She lives with her family in London. Andrew Rae is an illustrator and member of the illustration collective Peepshow. He studied at Brighton University and has worked for many clients worldwide in advertising, print, publishing and animation. He currently lives and works in London.
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