One of the most significant Spanish painters of the twentieth century, Joan Miro (1893-1983) was also the imaginative creator of ceramics, sculpture, costumes, tapestries, and poetry. From his early interpretations of fauvism and cubism to his later "enhanted realism" dreamscapes and grotesque "savage paintings," Miro's art always expressed a highly personal mixture of humor, reverie, and intense emotion. In this rich examination of the man and his art, French art critic and historian Jacques Dupin, a friend of Miro, gives us a unique look at the sketchbooks, poems, and correspondence to which the Miro family has given him priviledged access. With 450 stunning color images, this monograph spans the entire career of a highly prolific artist, and gives detailed descriptions of the various phases of evolutions in his style. Informed and insightful, Dupin's text is complimented by detailed notes, an extensive bibliography and chronology, and exhibition references.