Salvador Dali is one of the most famous and controversial twentieth-century artists. What accounts for his popularity and success? This book deals, at some length, with Dali's relationship with Surrealism and why he was never wholly accepted by the Surrealists themselves. It discusses his formative years; the influence of Freud and psychoanalysis; Dali and the cinema and the influence of modern scientific discoveries. Thoughtful and provocative, this is a searching interpretation of the life and work of a major artist of this century.
This is a used copy in acceptable condition with general wear throughout.
By Dawn Ades. Paperback. 216 pages. Published by Harper & Row, 1982.