In this book, Ian Gibson provides an enjoyable introduction to the essence of Dal?, the man who by 1929 had already created some of the most extraordinary works of his career, works whose genius can never be surpassed. Guided by Gibson's masterful hand, we follow the family's roots before traveling to Barcelona, Madrid ? where Lorca and Bu?uel occupy a prominent place? and Paris, and we also travel through the 10-year journey that took Dal? from Impressionism all the way to Surrealism.