JACKIE DE BURCCA    Book Number: 88410    Product format: Hardback

A visually stunning large book which deserves this hardback large format to present not only a gallery of Dalí's surreal artworks, but a very private gallery and viewing of photographs at home and with friends and lovers like his muse Gala. A particularly young and handsome Dalí is pictured with her on page 62 with a full head of black hair, piercing eyes, tiny black moustache and wearing beads. By 1934, he is pictured in Paris, hairline receded, still the jet black hair but oiled and slicked back, his impish face looking directly at the camera. "I am not a Surrealist; I am Surrealism. Surrealism is not a party or a label; it is a state of mind, unique, to each his own... it is the total freedom to be and the right to absolute dreaming" he said. It was in a beautiful and dramatic part of Catalonia that Salvador Dalí spent countless hours as a young boy, merging with his soulful landscape, putting down his roots and reaching out his antennae - a geologist's dream. Port Liggat, Cadaqués and Cap de Creus and of course the town of Figueres where he was born are where Dalí spent his dreamy summer holidays at the breathtaking seaside town and his future home-cum-studio. Superbly detailed on his roots and environment, his perception of incomparable beauty, optical illusions, his world of aspiration, transformation from hermit to dandy in Madrid, pouncing on Paris, stepping into Surrealism, fascinations, fantasies and finances, camping out in America, religious and political metamorphoses, science, spirit and the sovereignty of Gala, immortality and death and his legacy told in a super authoritative text. 130 illustrations of his most famous work in glorious colour are presented with archive imagery, contemporary landscapes and personal photographs such as Dalí with his model and muse Amanda Lear in 1969 and the places and people who shaped this iconic artist and how his homes and landscapes of his life relate to his work. 2018 first edition. 23.5 x 27cm, 176pp, colour.
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.00

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ISBN 9780711239432
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