Van Gogh s Letters

Van Gogh s Letters Author H. Anna Suh
ISBN-10 9781579128593
Year 2010-09-29
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal

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.

The Biography Book

The Biography Book Author Daniel S. Burt
ISBN-10 1573562564
Year 2001
Pages 629
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group

From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's "Biography, " best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.

Van Gogh

Van Gogh Author Steven Naifeh
ISBN-10 9783104038285
Year 2015-11-06
Pages 1216
Language de
Publisher S. Fischer Verlag

»Die maßgebliche Biographie für Jahrzehnte.« Leo Jansen, Kurator des Van-Gogh-Museums, Amsterdam Die große, bahnbrechende, opulent illustrierte Biographie Vincent van Goghs, die einen völlig neuen Blick auf das Malergenie ermöglicht. Sie vereint große erzählerische Kraft mit psychologischem Feingefühl, neueste Forschungsergebnisse mit unbekannten Einblicken in van Goghs Leben: seine tiefe Verwurzelung in Kunst und Literatur, sein kompliziertes Liebesleben, den Kampf gegen seine psychische Erkrankung sowie die mysteriösen Umstände seines Todes. Diese imposante und tief berührende Lebensbeschreibung eines der größten Künstler der Moderne vermittelt ein komplett neues Verständnis von Künstler und Werk. »Steven Naifeh und Gregory White Smith erhellen einzigartig die Entwicklung von van Goghs intensiven Schaffen und seinen beharrlichen Drang zu Lernen, aller Widrigkeiten zum Trotz.« New York Times »Brillant!« The Daily Telegraph

The Real Van Gogh

The Real Van Gogh Author Nienke Bakker
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215477311
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 301
Language en
Publisher Royal Academy Books

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is one of the greatest figures in Western art. Revered for his bold, expressionist paintings, he is also admired as a prodigious and eloquent letter writer. His correspondence displays a remarkable literary gift and an ability to communicate his ideas and feelings about nature, art, and life in direct, emotive language. Illustrated with works of art and letters that demonstrate Van Gogh’s abiding preoccupations--the role of color in painting, the cycles of nature, and friendship, for example--this fascinating book explores the correspondence as a self-portrait of the artist and the man. The letter-sketches that Van Gogh used to describe completed works or those in progress are reproduced here alongside the finished paintings or drawings, providing a unique insight into his artistic development. Drawing on new and extensive research, leading authorities on Van Gogh reveal how the letters enhance and shape our view of this modern master.

Gardner s Art through the Ages The Western Perspective

Gardner   s Art through the Ages  The Western Perspective Author Fred Kleiner
ISBN-10 9780495573647
Year 2009-01-07
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning

Featuring unique NEW study tools for students and dynamic NEW lecture resources for instructors, the 13th Edition of GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today’s classroom. The most widely read history of art in the English language for more than 80 years, GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural context, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, and more help for students and instructors than any other survey text. The 13th Edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique scale feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide. New to this edition are the three levels of review including extended image captions, The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, and a special global timeline. ArtStudy Online is a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards and quizzes to help students master the material quickly. Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology -- will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh Author Vincent Van Gogh
ISBN-10 9781780333298
Year 2011-08-18
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

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.

Reading Vincent van Gogh

Reading Vincent van Gogh Author Patrick Grant
ISBN-10 9781771991872
Year 2016-10-15
Pages 198
Language en
Publisher Athabasca University Press

Soon after his death, Vincent van Gogh’s reputation grew and developed through the extraordinary symbiosis evident between his paintings and letters. However it is a formidable task to read and analyze Van Gogh's nearly eight hundred letters due to the sheer bulk and complexity of the collection. Reading Vincent van Gogh is at once an interpretive guide to the letters and a distillation of Van Gogh’s key themes and ideas. This indispensable, synoptic, and interpretive view of the letters as a whole will be equally of interest to scholars and teachers making use of Van Gogh’s letters as it will be to those who have long been fascinated by the artist. This is the third book by Patrick Grant on the letters of Vincent van Gogh. It builds on his previous work in The Letters of Vincent van Gogh (2014), a practical-critical study, and “My Own Portrait in Writing” (2015), a literary theoretical analysis that draws on the domain of modern literary studies. In the hands of Patrick Grant, the extraordinary literary achievements of Vincent van Gogh are explained and exemplified and claims that the well-known artist was also a great writer are confirmed.

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

Letters to an Artist   From Vincent Van Gogh to Anton Ridder Van Rappard 1881 1885 Author Vincent Van Gogh
ISBN-10 9781406729696
Year 2007-03
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Lodge Press

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...

Reading Notes edited by Dirk Van Hulle Wim Van Mierlo Book Reviews Editor Dirk Van Hulle

Reading Notes  edited by Dirk Van Hulle   Wim Van Mierlo   Book Reviews Editor Dirk Van Hulle Author Dirk van Hulle
ISBN-10 9042018216
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 415
Language en
Publisher Rodopi

Reading notes constitute a vast resource for an understanding of literary history and culture. They indicate what writers read as well as how they read and what they used in their own work. As such, they play an important role in both the reception and the production of texts. The essays in this volume, representing the newest trends in European and international textual scholarship, examine literary creation and the relationship between reading and writing. To study how readers respond to writing and how reading engenders new writing, the contributing scholars no longer take for granted that authors write in splendid isolation, but turn to a more broadly sociological investigation of authorship, assigning new roles to the writer as reader, notetaker, annotator, book collector and so on. Notes and annotations may be fragmentary, private, undigested and embryonic, but as witnesses to the reading process, they tell unique stories about writers and readers, ranging from great marginalists like Coleridge to women annotators of cookbooks. This subject of research is a junction of several fields of research and tries to bridge gaps between separate disciplines with a common ground, such as the history of the book, the history of reading, and the history of writing, scholarly editing, and textual genetics (the analysis, commentary and critical interpretation of the way in which works of art come into being), bridging the gap between literary and textual criticism.

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh Author Alfred H. Barr
ISBN-10 0714620394
Year 1967-02
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press

First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh Author Patrick Grant
ISBN-10 9781927356746
Year 2014-05-01
Pages 254
Language en
Publisher Athabasca University Press

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 Gardens

Van Gogh s Gardens Author Derek Fell
ISBN-10 9780743202336
Year 2001-04-12
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

The author explores van Gogh's paintings of flowers and gardens using the artist's personal letters to understand his color theories, and recreates the gardens van Gogh describes to compare them with the paintings.

Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

Letters of Vincent Van Gogh Author Mark Roskill
ISBN-10 1416580867
Year 2008-11-18
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Touchstone

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.