Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

Publisher : Touchstone Books
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Pages : 372 pages
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Download or read book Letters of Vincent Van Gogh written by Vincent van Gogh and published by Touchstone Books. This book was released on 2008-11-18 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A resized edition of a classic volume features a chronologically arranged collection of letters, mostly written to van Gogh's art dealer and brother, Theo, that reveal the joy and inspiration he derived from literature, art, and nature as well as his romantic disappointments, poverty, and relationships with fellow artists. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

Publisher : ePenguin
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ISBN : 9780140446746
Pages : 560 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (446 users)

Download or read book The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh written by Vincent Van Gogh and published by ePenguin. This book was released on 2003-09-25 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new selection of Vincent Van Gough's letters, based on an entirely new translation, revealing his religious struggles, his fascination with the French Revolution, his search for love and his involvement in humanitarian causes.

The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh to His Brother and Others, 1872-1890

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ISBN : 9781841197111
Pages : 324 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (197 users)

Download or read book The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh to His Brother and Others, 1872-1890 written by Vincent van Gogh and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This selection of letters by Vincent van Gogh helps to elucidate not only the creative processes involved in his painting, but also the tortured soul that lay behind the genius. Covering the years 1872-1890, from his time as an employee of the Art Gallery of Goupil in the Hague, to his final tragic months in Auvers-sur-Oise, this remarkable collection provides essential reading for anyone who seeks to know the real Van Gogh. The collection includes letters to his mother, fellow artists and, most notably, his beloved brother Theo, who supported Vincent emotionally and financially throughout his short life. This new edition includes a revealing memoir by the sister-in-law of the artist, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger.

Ever Yours

Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN : 0300209479
Pages : 785 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (3 users)

Download or read book Ever Yours written by Vincent van Gogh and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2013-12-01 with total page 785 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An abridged edition of the complete six-volume publication, Vincent van Gogh, the letters: the complete illustrated and annotated edition, 2009"--Title page verso.

The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1780333293
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (78 users)

Download or read book The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh written by Vincent Van Gogh and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-08-18 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A carefully selected edition of the letters of Van Gogh. For this great artist it is unusually difficult to separate his life from his work. These letters reveal his inner turmoil and strength of character, and provide an extraordinary insight into the intensity and creativity of his artistic life.

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Publisher : Athabasca University Press
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ISBN : 1927356741
Pages : 254 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (927 users)

Download or read book The Letters of Vincent van Gogh written by Patrick Grant and published by Athabasca University Press. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When he died at the age of thirty-seven, Vincent van Gogh left a legacy of over two thousand artworks, for which he was justly famous. But van Gogh was also a prodigious writer of letters—more than eight hundred of them, addressed to his parents, to friends such as Paul Gauguin and, above all, to his brother Theo. His letters have long been admired for their exceptional literary quality, and art historians have sometimes drawn on some of the letters in their analysis of the paintings. And yet, to date, no one has undertaken a critical assessment of this remarkable body of writing—not as a footnote to the paintings but as a highly sophisticated literary achievement in its own right. Patrick Grant’s long-awaited study provides such an assessment and, as such, redresses a significant omission in the field of van Gogh studies. As Grant demonstrates, quite apart from furnishing a highly revealing self-portrait of their author, the letters are compelling for their imaginative and expressive power, as well as for the perceptive commentary they offer on universal human themes. Through a subtle exploration of van Gogh’s contrastive style of thinking and his fascination with the notion of imperfection, Grant illuminates gradual shifts in van Gogh's ideas on religion, ethics, and art. He also analyzes the metaphorical significance of a number of key images in the letters, which prove to yield unexpected psychological and conceptual connections, and probes the relationships that surface when the letters are viewed as a cohesive literary product. The result is a wealth of new insights into van Gogh’s inner landscape.

Van Gogh's Letters

Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
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ISBN : 1579128599
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (579 users)

Download or read book Van Gogh's Letters written by H. Anna Suh and published by Black Dog & Leventhal Pub. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS. A beautifully illustrated book which pairs Van Gogh's passionate letters to family and friends with his paintings and newly popular drawings. They exhibit the artist's genius and depth of observation and feeling in its most naked form. Here, they have been excerpted and re-translated and set side-by-side with his drawings and paintings from the same period, 1875-1890.

Vincent van Gogh

Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0500094241
Pages : 0 pages
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Download or read book Vincent van Gogh written by Nienke Bakker and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2020-09-22 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A remarkable selection covering all aspects of Vincent van Gogh’s life and offering valuable new insights into the creative process behind his many famous works. This captivating collection of Vincent van Gogh’s letters opens a window into the mind of one of history’s greatest artists. Giving rare insight into his complicated relationships with family, friends, and other fellow artists, the letters describe his personal doubts, fears, and above all his overriding passion for his art. Introductions by the letters editors from the Van Gogh Museum highlight the most recent discoveries and theories surrounding Van Gogh’s work and personal history. Illustrated with original manuscript letters, sketches, paintings, and photographs of correspondents, this book brings Van Gogh’s story and work to life. Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters is a valuable personal introduction to the artist’s life and work, with illuminating commentaries by experts on the subject.

Letters to an Artist - From Vincent Van Gogh to Anton Ridder Van Rappard 1881-1885

Publisher : Lodge Press
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ISBN : 1406729698
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (46 users)

Download or read book Letters to an Artist - From Vincent Van Gogh to Anton Ridder Van Rappard 1881-1885 written by Vincent Van Gogh and published by Lodge Press. This book was released on 2007-03 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Letters to an Artist From Vincent van Gogh to Anton Ridder van Rappard 1881-1885 Translated from the Dutch by Rela van Messel With an Introduction by Walter Pach Published by the Viking Press, New York 1936 FIRST PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 1936 COPYRIGHT 1936 BY THE VIKING PRESS, INC, PRINTED IN U. S. A. BY THE HADDON CRAFTSMEN AQXJATONE ILLUSTRATIONS BY EDWARD STERN COMPANY DISTRIBUTED IN CANADA BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANY OF CANADA, LTD, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. NO PART OF THIS BOOK, INCLUDING THE FACSIMILE LETTERS AND DRAWINGS, MAY BE REPRO DUCED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IN ANY FORM WITHOUT THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE PUBLISHERS. Translators Note In rendering these letters into English I discovered that a strictly literal translation would be confusing, for van Goghs peculiar style, to say nothing of many Dutch expressions, is all but untranslatable. Nevertheless, I have kept as close to the text as possible in order to preserve the distinct flavour and vigorous colour of the letters. Van Goghs handwriting is also unique it is uneven and vari able, now slanting, now perpendicular, sometimes so small that one has to use a magnifying-glass, at other times, especially when he wishes to give extra emphasis to what he says, unusually thick and large. He habitually used different nibs in the same letter, and frequently it looks as if he had dipped them into India ink, thus making the reading of the next page almost impossible, for he wrote on a certain type of thin ruled paper common in Holland. Often van Gogh, after concluding a letter, would go back and make additions in tiny script at the end of paragraphs in order to reinforce a statement or to make clearer what he was afraid he had not expressedwell enough. Such additions are to be found in nearly every letter they are typical of him, as are his rugged style and enthusiasm which I have tried to convey. Nothing, however, has been omitted except a few passages of sheer repeti tion and some lists literally, catalogue notes of van Goghs acquisitions for his print collection. As most of the letters are undated, the task of arranging them chronologically was extremely difficult, if not impossible but I feel that the order in which they here appear will at least not in terfere with the readers sense of continuity. A casual conversation about the exhibition of van Goghs works, then current in New York, first revealed to me the ex istence of the contents of this volume. Closer access to the hith erto unpublished letters of the Dutch artist has only increased my belief in their significance, and I am most happy to see them now made available to the public. RELA VAN MESSEL Introduction BY WALTER PACH IT is not unfitting that the first presentation of the letters of Vincent van Gogh composing the present volume should be made on this side of the Atlantic, his hold on the admiration of Americans having proved a strong one from the very first. Any number of our cities have applied for the loan of that great collection of the painters work which is travelling about the country as I write these lines, but circumstances have made it necessary to limit the places for the exhibition to New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, San Francisco, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, and Toronto. Even so, with over a hundred thousand visitors in each of the places where the pic tures have been shown so far, it is almost certain that moreAmericans will have attended the exhibition than have ever gathered before to see the production of a single artist. But American interest in van Gogh is of far earlier date. Well before the Armory Show of 1913 brought to this country a splendid group of his paintings, he was represented in such col lections as those of John Quinn and Katherine S. Dreier in New York, and of Sir William Van Home in Montreal. In 1920 an important showing of his works, from those in the possession of the van Gogh family, was eagerly welcomed in New York...

Vincent Van Gogh

Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 9780714620398
Pages : 276 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (62 users)

Download or read book Vincent Van Gogh written by Alfred H. Barr and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1967-02 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Illustrated Provence Letters of Van Gogh

Publisher : Batsford
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ISBN : 9781849946582
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (946 users)

Download or read book The Illustrated Provence Letters of Van Gogh written by Martin Bailey and published by Batsford. This book was released on 2021-02-04 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘I cannot help that my pictures do not sell. Nevertheless, the time will come when people will see that they are worth more than the price of the paint ...’ Vincent van Gogh Discover the moving story of Vincent van Gogh, with his artistic genius and emotional torment told through personal letters, sketches and paintings in this beautiful reissue of a previous bestseller. Vincent van Gogh’s letters are a written testimony to the artist’s struggle to survive and work. This fascinating book’s combination of deeply personal letters alongside rough sketches and finished paintings gives an intimate insight into the painter’s domestic life in Arles and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, his spiritual torment and the creative process. The Illustrated Provence Letters of Van Gogh engages with the mind of the artist, reflecting his close bond with his brother and closest companion Theo, his relationship with fellow artists and friends, his ongoing struggle with mental illness, and his passion for art. Martin Bailey's introduction provides essential background information about Vincent's early life, setting the period in Provence in perspective. Biographical notes about the recipients of Vincent's letters are provided as well as a guide for visitors to those places painted by Van Gogh.

Vincent Van Gogh

Publisher : Editorial Biblos
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Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (32 users)

Download or read book Vincent Van Gogh written by Vincent van Gogh and published by Editorial Biblos. This book was released on 1990 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Van Gogh spent the last two years of his life in Provence, where he painted his greatest pictures, and this book tells the artist's own story of his most creative period. It reproduces extensive extracts from his correspondence and is illustrated with his paintings, drawings and facsimile letters.

Vincent Van Gogh

Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
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ISBN : 9781579125868
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (125 users)

Download or read book Vincent Van Gogh written by H. Anna Suh and published by Black Dog & Leventhal Pub. This book was released on 2006 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout his life, "Vincent Van Gogh" (1853-1890) wrote hundreds of letters, many to his brother Theo. In "Vincent Van Gogh," these letters have been excerpted, newly translated, and set side-by-side with more than 250 of his drawings and paintings.

Vincent van Gogh

Publisher : Parkstone International
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ISBN : 1783104988
Pages : 669 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (783 users)

Download or read book Vincent van Gogh written by Vincent van Gogh and published by Parkstone International. This book was released on 2014-02-14 with total page 669 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The incarnation of the myth of a cursed artist, Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is a legend who became a reference for modern art. An Expressionist during the Post-Impressionist movement, his art was misunderstood during his lifetime. In Holland, he partook in the Dutch realist painting movement by studying peasant characters. Anxious and depressed, Vincent van Gogh produced more than 2000 artworks, yet sold only one in his lifetime. A self-made artist, his work is known for its rough and emotional beauty and is amongst the most popular in the art market today.

Insanity and Genius

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443860867
Pages : 770 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

Download or read book Insanity and Genius written by Harry Eiss and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-06-02 with total page 770 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his book about the discovery of the structure of DNA, James Watson wrote, “So we had lunch, telling ourselves that a structure this beautiful just had to exist.” Indeed, the quest most often asked by scientists about a scientific theory is “Is it beautiful?” Yes, beauty equals truth. Scientists know, mathematicians know. But the beauties, the truths of mathematics and science were not the truths that inspired the author as a child, and he intuitively knew that the truths he needed come from a different way of knowing, a way of knowing not of the world of logic and reason and explanation (though they have a value), but rather a way of knowing that is of the world expression, a world that enters the truths beyond the grasp of logic. That is what this book is all about. It is an exploration of the greatest minds of human existence struggling to understand the deepest truths of the human condition. This second edition updates the previous one, incorporating new publications on Van Gogh, recent discoveries in neurology, psychology, and the rapid developments in understanding DNA and biotechnology. We’ve come a long way already from that original discovery by Watson and his coauthor Francis Crick.

The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

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ISBN : 9781927356760
Pages : 239 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (356 users)

Download or read book The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh written by Patrick Grant and published by . This book was released on 2014 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When he died at the age of thirty-seven, Vincent van Gogh left a legacy of over two thousand artworks, for which he is now justly famous. But van Gogh was also a prodigious writer of letters--more than eight hundred of them, addressed to his parents, to friends such as Paul Gauguin, and, above all, to his brother Theo. His letters have long been admired for their exceptional literary quality, and art historians have sometimes drawn on the letters in their analysis of the paintings. And yet, to date, no one has undertaken a critical assessment of this remarkable body of writing--not as a footnote to the paintings but as a highly sophisticated literary achievement in its own right. Patrick Grant's long-awaited study provides such an assessment and, as such, redresses a significant omission in the field of van Gogh studies.As Grant demonstrates, quite apart from furnishing a highly revealing self-portrait of their author, the letters are compelling for their imaginative and expressive power, as well as for the perceptive commentary they offer on universal human themes. Through a subtle exploration of van Gogh's contrastive style of thinking and his fascination with the notion of imperfection, Grant illuminates gradual shifts in van Gogh's ideas on religion, ethics, and the meaning of art. He also analyzes the metaphorical significance of a number of key images in the letters, which prove to yield unexpected psychological and conceptual connections, and probes the relationships that surface when the letters are viewed as a cohesive literary product. The result is a wealth of new insights into van Gogh's inner landscape.