I bought this book when I was enamored with surrealistic art. I was impressed with all the artists in the movement, but I was most interested in Salvador Dali. His work seemed to be the definition of Surrealism, but it also was what pushed and pulled it, what moved it forward.
Since this was a passion of mine at the time, when I saw it at the bookstore, I bought it right away. I love art books, being able to open up a nice big compilation of an artist's lifetime of work and perusing it for hours. This hardcover book has 199 illustrations. There are both black and white and color reproductions. The book is 175 pages in length.
There is a background on the life and times of Dali in the beginning of the book, from pages 9 - 52. There are images of some of his art that he created throughout his life on these pages, all the images included in this section are black and white. In the rest of the book, there are 52 vivid full color colorplates. Alongside these prints of Dali's work, there is a description of the artwork. Sometimes the author includes other relevant Dali works with the colorplate. This adds value and interest to the author's explanations of Dali's works of art.
I find this book to be comprehensive and absorbing.