Joan Miró, one of the twentieth century’s greatest artists and perhaps the finest painter to be associated with Surrealism, created a pictorial world of immense imaginative power. This book features ten paintings and sculptures by Miró selected from The Museum of Modern Art’s substantial collection of his work. Joan Miró’s radical “dream” paintings, his Imaginary Landscapes, and his Constellations series are represented, as are his “attacks” on Old Master paintings and his unprecedented works made in response to the upheaval of the Spanish Civil War. A lively essay by Carolyn Lanchner, a former curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum, accompanies each work, illuminating its significance and placing it in its historical moment in the development of modern art and in Miró’s own life. This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the stories behind the artists who significantly shaped the development of art in the twentieth century, creating masterpieces of the modern canon.