Synopses & Reviews
Perhaps the best-known artist of the international Surrealist movement, Salvador Daland#237; (1904and#150;1989) transformed his dreams and personal obsessions into some of the most original and arresting images of the 20th century. While the Surrealist works from his early years are widely known and admired, Daland#237;and#8217;s controversial late worksand#151;often inspired by science and religionand#151;haveand#160;been givenand#160;a different reception. In this important book, experts provide a revisionist account of the last five decades of the artistand#8217;s career.
The Daland#237; Renaissance explores a wide range of topics from this period, including the artistand#8217;s fascination with religion and popular culture, his "Nuclear Mysticism" lecture tour of the midwestern United States, and his influence on film, photography, design, and fashion. Based on an international symposium held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the volume also features an enlighteningand#160;discussion between two of Daland#237;and#8217;s former companions, Ultra Violet and Amanda Lear,and#160;that provides a glimpse into his personal life and working methods.
About the Author
Michael R. Taylor is The Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and author of Thomas Chimes: Adventures in and#8217;Pataphysics (Yale).