Salvador Dalí at Home
From his family homes in Cadaqués and Figueres in the Catalan Alt-Empordà region, to Madrid and Paris, ‘camping out’ in America, and back to his beloved Catalonia, this book follows Salvador Dalí through the various lifestyles and landscapes that shaped his life and informed his work. With over 130 illustrations, both reproductions of paintings and photographs of the artist, the book offers an insight into the influence of people and surroundings on the great Surrealist.
An Act of Homage
In words and photographs, Boris Friedewald traces the life of Salvador Dalí and the various incarnations of his moustache, from the art student dandy of the 1920s to the artist’s death in 1989; and he describes the afterlife of the moustache in popular culture and even haute couture.
Masterpieces of Art
Michael Kerrigan’s concise, illustrated biography introduces the life of Paul Nash (1889–1946) and traces his artistic development through the earlier artists who inspired him and the landscapes and experiences that informed his art, particularly the devastation of the Western Front, which he witnessed as both soldier and war artist during the First World War. The essay accompanies around 90 full-page reproductions of Nash’s paintings, lithographs and engravings, in sections on war, landscape and abstracts and still life.
The Surreal Body
Fetish and Fashion
Manipulated, fetishized and strangely transmogrified, the representation of the female body was a common thread in the work of the early Surrealists such as Salvador Dali and Man Ray, and swiftly spilled over into the world of fashion. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the V&A, this stylish and lavishly illustrated book shows how Surrealist ideas gained general currency, whether in the collections of Elsa Schiaparelli and Meret Oppenheim, or in advertising, film, photography and ballet.
Newly Discovered Works
The Belgian artist René Magritte (1898–1967) was a leading figure in the Surrealist movement. His extensive work has been collected in a catalogue raisonné, the fifth volume of which was published in 1997. The culmination of years of research, this belated sixth volume handsomely reproduces 130 previously unpublished or unknown works, presented chronologically in three sections according to their medium (oil painting, gouache or drawing), with detailed captions that include a note of how each piece was discovered.