By Dawn Ades
In association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art
9 ¾ x 11 ¾”
500 color and b/w illustrations
Paper ISBN 0-87633-186-X
Cloth ISBN 0-8478-2673-2
Salvador Dalí is perhaps the most universally famous and popular artist of the twentieth century. On the occasion of the centenary of his birth in 1904 comes the definitive retrospective and catalogue of the artist's work. Dalí explores the development of the artist's technique and style, his relationship with the Surrealists, his experiments with optical illusions, and his interest in themes related to science and religion in his later work. This catalogue will be the major reference for Dalí's life and work for decades to come. It includes illustrations of all the works loaned to the exhibition, as well as comparative illustrations and photographs. The volume contains an introductory essay by Dawn Ades, the pre-eminent Dalí scholar, as well as scholarly entries on the more than 200 individual works included in the exhibition written by many of the leading experts on Dalí and Surrealism. New scholarly research will also be incorporated in a "Dalí Dictionary," and in the comprehensive Chronology, which includes a large quantity of previously unpublished photographs. Finally, a section of the book will be devoted to the artist's own highly imaginative writings. The catalogue draws upon the best scholarship available on Dalí, including that of William Jeffet, Curator of the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Michael Taylor, The Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, who organized the exhibition for the Philadelphia Museum of Art in conjunction with Dawn Ades.