This book is a comprehensive collection of Dali's work, perhaps all of it. The pieces are chronologically ordered from his first childhood attempts to his final masterpieces. The colors in the pictures are as close as you can get in photo reproductions of his work, and many of the images are full page (and this is a big book). Some of the images have short comments about the painting in the captions. There are also photos of the artist at work and play. Biographical information on the influences that shaped this unusual character is also included. This book is a must have for any Dali fan. If you can't own one of his paintings, this is the next best thing.