Monday, September 20, 2010

Site Update: Salvador Dali Books For Sale.

The SDBC Library has a number of extras in the collection which are being offered for sale to the public.

A purchase of any fine collectible, antiquarian, out-of-print, or rare Salvador Dali book from the SDBC Library will help to free up shelf space and funds to aquire more books.

Check out the Dali Books For Sale page and see if there's anything you need for your own collection.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Site updated: The World of Salvador Dali (Descharnes, 1962, 1968, 1972).

Multiple versions of the following publication have been reviewed and added to the Books about Salvador Dali page.

The World of Salvador Dali
by Robert Descharnes
Ver. 1: Crown Publishers, 1962, printed in Italy & bound in Switzerland;
Ver. 2: Viking Press, 1968; Second printing 1972, printed & bound in Switzerland.


Monday, September 13, 2010

New foreign-language aquisition by the SDBC Library: Pompidou Retrospective 1980.

Normally, I wouldn't be interested in a Dali catalog that I couldn't read, but a picture is worth a thousand incomprehensible words ... right?  Well, I took a chance and obtained a copy of this old exhibition catalog for the SDBC Library:

Salvador Dali: retrospective 1920-1980,
December 18, 1979 - April 14, 1980
Georges Pompidou Center, National Museum of Modern Art (France).

You can read my review of it at the top of the Salvador Dali Exhibition Catalogs page.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 10, 2010

New addition to the SDBC Library: Fantastic Memories.

Today I received an OOP book illustrated by Dali:

Fantastic Memories by Maurice Sandoz (Doubleday, 1944).

It was only recently that I realized that this book was missing from my collection and I endeavoured to seek it out.  It arrived today in fantastic condition.

The first thing I did was to preserve the dust jacket in a clear cover.  Then I spent some time with the book and finally posted my review on the books illustrated by Dali page.

I got mine, you got yours?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Site Updated: New Dali Publications Added.

To the Books Illustrated by Dali page, I added information for "As You Like It (Folio Society, 1959)" and "Purgatorio (Folio Society, 2008)."

To the Dali Exhibition Catalogs page, I added information for "Divine Comedy Illustrated by Dali: Re-established Correspondence Between Text and Images (Everling, 2003)."

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Salvador Dali album cover.

This is probably a little-known and rarely-seen miscellaneous Dali art collectible.

It's the cover to the record album titled Jackie Gleason Presents Lonesome Echo (1955).

The cover features some typical Dalinian imagery: sparcely-populated landscape, long shadows, butterfly, monolith.

On the back is a picture of Gleason and Dali engaged in a handshake.

A neat little collectible from my Dali collection.