Joan Miro (April 20, 1893 December 25, 1983) was a world-renowned Spanish Catalan artist, known especially for his abstract and surrealist paintings, prints, sculptures, and ceramics; he is considered to be one of the most highly influential artists of the twentieth century. Yvon Taillandier (b. March 28, 1926) is a French artist, author, and critic who has published extensively on the history of art. Robert Lubar is associate professor of fine arts at New York University and the director of NYU Madrid. He is a trustee of the Fundacio Joan Miro, director of the Miro Research Chair at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and director of the International Miro Research Group.
"Complete with ten color illustrations, this eighty-page volume is a tiny treasure trove of firsthand insight into Miro's process and provides a tantalizing window into the experience and purpose of creating art." - Fine Books & Collections "This new edition marks the first time this thoughtful collection of the Surrealist artist's philosophy has been translated into English." - New York magazine