Salvador Dali's Art and Writing, 1927-1942: The Metamorphosis of Narcissus - Res Monographs in Anthropology and Aesthetics (Paperback)
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Salvador Dali's Art and Writing, 1927-1942: The Metamorphosis of Narcissus - Res Monographs in Anthropology and Aesthetics (Paperback)

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Paperback 354 Pages / Published: 28/02/1998
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This book examines the evolution of Dali's art during the 1920s and 1930s when he was associated first with the Catalan avant-garde and then with the Surrealist group in Paris. During this period, Dali's painting style changed radically, a phenomenon which has never been fully accounted for in the extensive literature on this subject. Haim Finkelstein demonstrates that Dali's writing, in which he explicated theoretical systems such as Paranoia-Criticism and other ideas adopted from Freud, were important for the active and critical role that they played in his development as an artist and often controversial figure. His 1996 study examines these writings in detail as the foundation for the evolution of Dali's unique artistic vision.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521639255
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 256 x 206 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... certainly one of the better books on Dali I have encountered ... the text is an excellent exposition of what was within Dali's horizon of expectations almost moment by moment. In this respect, the book is exemplary, going well beyond the tendency towards generalisation apparent in almost every other book-length work on the artist.' British Journal of Aesthetics
' ... this exuberant, well-focused study charts the metamorphosis of an unsure, neurotic Catalan painter into a dynamic, neurotic internationally famous (ex)-Surrealist.' Art Newspaper

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