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Dali, Salvador, 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship, New York, The Dial Press, 1948, first edition, folio (12.5" x 9.5"), HB, black cloth boards w/ gilt titles, VG/ no dj. 2 color plates removed opposite page 96, gilt titles rubbed, previous owner.

192 pp. Profusely illustrated in b/w reproductions of drawings & paintings, one color plate; diagrams connected to text. Running commentary by Dali on his own text and works. Some headings from the index: "the secret of the five different movements of the five types of brushes," "the secret of the painter's marriage," "the secret of the painter's pointed mustaches," "the secret for becoming a great colorist by utilizing solely blacks and whites," "the secret of Naples yellow," "The secret of obtaining the most beautiful models of curves, exceeding in harmony the logarithmic sprials of the nautilus." A visually and instructionally exciting book.    [Book ID # 387]


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