Dalí Pop-Ups

Courtney Watson McCarthy, Martin Howard

Description

Produced in association with the Dalí estate this book brings some of the most celebrated paintings of Salvador Dalí to spectacular three-dimensional life, providing new layers of appreciation of the surreal genius of the artist.

Decades after his death, Dalí’s trademark moustache and dandy outfits remain instantly recognizable, while his art has inspired and continues to inspire new generations of artists, from Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst. Enigmatic, playful, deceptive, outrageous, and—above all—adventurous, Salvador Dalí will be remembered as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.

Reviews

Includes 7 pop-ups and 25 illustrations, all in color, of surrealist Salvador Dalí's better known paintings, cleverly reproduced 3-dimensionally by paper engineer and graphic designer Courtney Watson McCarthy.

— The Daily Beast

Brings some of the most celebrated paintings of Salvador Dalí to spectacular three-dimensional life, providing new ways to appreciate his surreal genius.

— Examiner.com

This wonderfully designed work is a tribute to the creative mind of Salvador Dalí.

— New York Journal of Books

Contributors

Courtney Watson McCarthy

Artist

Courtney Watson McCarthy is a paper engineer and graphic designer. With a degree in theatrical scenic design, she has worked as a model builder and designer in a variety of fields before discovering the magic of movable books. From the time she dissected her first pop-up book, determined to solve the riddle of how it worked, she was hooked. After experimenting with cards and other small projects, she went on to design and engineer Eye Magic, M.C. Escher Pop-Ups, New York Times acclaimed Gaudí Pop-Ups, Pop-Up Numbers, and Dalí Pop-Ups. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and two daughters.

Martin Howard

Text By

Martin Howard is the author of more than fifty books. He has published works on numerous historical figures, as well as producing biographies of Alexander the Great and Christopher Columbus for children.