Dali: 1904 - 1989 (Taschen 25th Anniversary) (英語) ハードカバー – 2006/3/1
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Picasso called Dali "an outboard motor that's always running." Dali thought himself a genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head. Painter, sculptor, writer, and filmmaker, Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was one of the century's greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics - and was rewarded with fierce controversy wherever he went. He was one of the first to apply the insights of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis to the art of painting, approaching the subconscious with extraordinary sensitivity and imagination. This lively monograph presents the infamous Surrealist in full color and in his own words. His provocative imagery is all here, from the soft watches to the notorious burning giraffe. A friend of the artist for over thirty years, privy to the reality behind Dali's public image, author Robert Descharnes is uniquely qualified to analyze Dali - both the man and the myth.
Robert Descharnes, a photographer and writer, has published studies of major artists, among them Antoni Gaudi and Auguste Rodin. Since 1950, he has been documenting and cataloguing Dali's paintings and writings, and is now considered the leading expert on the artist. Shortly before Dali's death, Descharnes was appointed by him to take charge of the rights to his works, within the Societe Demart Pro Arte B.V., of which Descharnes is president. Gilles Neret was an art historian, journalist, writer, and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'Oeil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. Neret is the editor of TASCHEN'S catalogues raisonnes of the works of Monet and Velazquez, as well as the author of Dali The Paintings and Erotica Universalis. He died on August 3, 2005.
This collection houses all his masterpieces and is the most definitive storehouse of his works. Absolutely beautiful and stunning. All the other books I have seen on Dali do not even come close to what this collection offers.
It may look like a hefty price tag, but you are getting two solid books with everything inside. To get all of this from buying smaller and cheaper books, you would have to purchase over $100 worth, and even then you would have duplicates and duplicates of pages.
Buy this, and you need never buy another Dali collection again.
BUYER BEWARE: Amazon.com seems to have an annoying knack of not protecting books when they ship. I have ordered a great many expensive collections (and even books around lower margins of $15 to $25), only to find them damaged due to lack of care from their packing. This massive collection came to me with scuffs and bent in marks in the spine. Best to speak with a seller on Amazon about packing protection, then ordering from Amazon.com itself.
It's awesome to see that he created so many paintings, but some of his most famous ones really could have been printed bigger in the book.
Also, I don't know if it was only in my copy, but some pages had no text, the story just stopped mid-sentence on one page and another chapter began a few pages later. Also on these blank pages, the paintings were there, but not captions to them. A shame, but nonetheless it's a wonderful book.
You have to read the acknowledgments to see the international importance of this exhibition.
It was a long time ago since you could see together paintings as important as The Persistance of Memory, Morphological Echo, the first and final versions of Madonna of PortLligat, the Christ of Saint John of the Cross, Assumpta Corpuscularia Lapislazulina, the Maximum Speed of Raphael's Madonna, The paranoiac-critical study of Vermeer's Lacemaker, The Ecumenical Council, Santiago El Grande, Portrait of my Dead Brother, etc.
There were also many other items suchs as watercolors (one of the Divine Comedy), drawings, jewels, lithographs, etchings, movies, sculptures, magazines, Phillipe Halsman's photographs, etc.
It is a great show and if you can't see it "on the flesh", please, pleeeease buy this catalog.
Enrique E. Zepeda
(BTW it's printed in Italy)