Published by Hatje Cantz. Introduction by Ignacio Vidal-Foch.
These previously unpublished notes by Salvador Dalí contain anecdotes about author Stefan Zweig, who helped introduce the artist to Sigmund Freud, and the artist's abiding concern with immortality, reflected in a Scientific American article annotated by Dalí. In his introduction, Ignacio Vidal-Folch discusses Dalí's search for immortality, and explores different views on the topic from scientists and authors such as Ray Kurzweil, Elias Canetti and Eugčne Ionesco.
Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Edited by Matthew Gale. Text by Dawn Ades, Montse Aguer, Félix Fanes, Matthew Gale.
Salvador Dalí was one of the most famous--and one of the most notorious--artists of the twentieth century, recognized as much in the popular imagination for his flamboyant personal style and his penchant for showmanship as for his groundbreaking artworks in many media. Dalí & Film investigates, for the first time in depth, the part played by film as a key influence on Dalí's art, as well as his extensive involvement in film-based projects. This illuminating volume presents both the major paintings that reflect the artist's famous preoccupation with film and materials related to the key film projects on which he worked. Throughout his long career, cinema contributed to Dalí's understanding of both the power and the uses of illusion. In 1929 and 1930 he collaborated with the influential Spanish Surrealist filmmaker Luis Buńuel on the startling and highly controversial films Un Chien andalou and l'Age d'or. Many years later, Dalí worked with the Disney studios in Hollywood and with Alfred Hitchcock, devising a dream sequence for the psychological thriller Spellbound that remains one of the most innovative in cinema. Over the intervening years, Dalí came to reject what he saw as the elitism of Modernist film, and embraced instead the popularity of mainstream cinema, recognizing its potential to bring his work to a vast audience. Extensively illustrated with reproductions of paintings, film stills, storyboards and photographs of the artist with figures ranging from studio bosses to the Marx Brothers, Dalí & Film reveals the depth and persistence of Dalí's fascination with the medium, bringing a new dimension to our understanding of one of the great masters of twentieth-century art.
Man of many moustaches, of critical paranoia, of flies and ants, body parts held up by crutches, desert scapes windswept by perverse oases, melting clocks and faces, floating pomegranates, ever evolving metamorphoses. How ever to explain it all? How ever to explain Salvador Dalí? This monograph on Dalí, originally published in 1975, was without doubt a landmark in the extensive bibliography on the artist. Two factors aided author Luis Romero in his endeavor: firstly, the active support of Dalí himself, who helped in selecting the materials and who produced the series of original calligraphic texts that precede each of the sections in the book. And secondly, Romero's decades of long talks and conversations with the artist, a wealth of invaluable information without which this book could not have been composed. This revised edition features a new design grid, an updated index of works by Dalí, digitalized and color-corrected images made from new transparencies, and an up-to-date biography and bibliography. The entire text by Luis Romero and the sequence of images that he and Dalí established remain unaltered.