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A SURREAL LIFE: EDWARD JAMES, 1907-1984. Ed. by Nicola Coleby. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, 1998. Organized by Royal Pavilion, Libraries & Museums, Brighton & Hove. Published in association with Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, London. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, Wappingers Falls. 160 pp. with 145 ills. (47 col.). 29 x 23 cm. ISBN 0856674931 In English.
A well-illustrated study of the life and career of a British collector best known for his assiduous patronage of Surrealist artists, this catalogue features eight essays that include discussions of James's close relationships with Salvador Dali and other painters, his accomplishments as an interior designer and his creation of a monumental architectural fantasy in the Mexican jungle, the texts accompanied by documentary photographs and reproductions of scores of paintings, drawings and sculptures by Dali, Magritte, Carrington, Tchelitchew, de Chirico, Grosz, Ernst, Delvaux, Nash and other artists whose works James acquired.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1900-1945 — Several Media — Surrealism
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 058779
Hardcover $55.00    

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