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Dali : Art & Ideas - Robert Radford

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Published: 30th June 1997
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This thought-provoking book re-evaluates the work of one of the most notorious, provocative and visually influential artists of the twentieth century. Robert Radford traces Salvador Dali's career from the crucial early years in Spain, to membership of the Surrealist group in 1930s Paris, and then on to New York and Hollywood, where his purposefully extravagant behaviour made him a media star.

The influential figures in his life - Federico Garcia Lorca, Luis Buñuel and his wife Gala - are introduced as the book explores Dali's diverse work as painter, writer, film-maker, illustrator, jewellery designer, myth-maker and performance artist.

About the Author

Well known as a lecturer, writer and exhibition curator, Robert Radford taught Art History for many years at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.

'This book condenses Dali's career into a highly readable narrative, with a judicious mixture of historical and biographical facts, entertaining autobiographical detail and critical comment on the artist's creative output.' (Roger Cardinal, School of Drama, Film and Visual Arts, University of Kent, Canterbury) 'Art & Ideas has broken new ground in making accessible authoritative views on periods, movements and concepts in art. As a series it represents a real advance in publishing.' (Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate London) 'The format is wonderful and offers what had long been missing in academic studies: usable manuals for specific themes or periods...I am definitely not alone in welcoming Art & Ideas as a precious set of teaching tools.' (Joachim Pissarro, Yale University)

Introductionp. 5
False Memories and Real Passions: Growing up in Catalunyap. 9
Modern Painters in their White Studios: The Student Yearsp. 39
Illuminated Pleasures: Arrival in Parisp. 85
Systematized Confusion: The Surrealist Yearsp. 133
Living in the Atomic Era: Dali and Americap. 195
Wearing the Uniform of the Celebrity: Dali and the Worldp. 247
Spectacles and Illusions: The Museums of Dalip. 295
The Persistence of the Embarrassing Genius: Reappraising Dalip. 319
Glossaryp. 334
Brief Biographiesp. 336
Key Datesp. 339
Mapp. 343
Further Readingp. 344
Indexp. 346
Acknowledgementsp. 350
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780714834115
ISBN-10: 0714834114
Series: Art & Ideas
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30th June 1997
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 16.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 22.2
Edition Number: 1