Van Gogh

Van Gogh

The Life

Book - 2011
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Draws on newly available primary sources to present an in-depth, accessible profile that offers revisionist assessments of the influential artist's turbulent life and genius works.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780375507489
Characteristics: xiii, 953 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill., geneal. table, maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Gregory White


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Feb 17, 2020

I have been trying to read the first section of this densely written biography. Gregory Smith made it his job to read all of Vincent's letters and it shows. More knowledge of the history of the time on my part would make this a richer experience. Much to much to absorb on one reading. Good idea to buy it and use it when the spirit moves you.

Dec 26, 2018

Hands down the most interesting and the most thoroughly researched book on Van Gogh. Ground breaking investigation changed my understanding regarding his death. More importantly an absorbing read.

Sep 05, 2018

A wonderful book. Very detailed. I was particularly interested in the section that refers the the fact that Vincent may actually have been shot by a group of boys and said nothing to protect them. Everyone assumed he shot himself but the authors claim he did not like guns.

Jun 17, 2015

A well documented and vivid account of van Gogh's life.Personal note to the Vandal, the Villain the Philistine who had the NERVE to cut out 4 of the color plates...may you be plagued with bottomless remorse until your dying day.

Dec 26, 2014

Our library system is a lot more generous in its lending, but I was still having trouble finishing it in time. I ended up purchasing the hardback edition from Amazon for $10.00. Now I have a great art history book that I can pick up anytime and read again.

blusfynx Sep 18, 2013

This book is simply amazing. I can really picture what the author is writing about and I feel a close connection to the artist.

jbleonard4 Sep 10, 2012

The authors have delivered a thorough, detailed account of Van Gogh's life. I got a better understanding and appreciation for his art from this virtual journey into his fascinating behavior.

LProfeta Apr 06, 2012

Van Gogh, the book I loaned has 950 pages and it cannot be renewed, after one week's loan. This is unfair and should be renewed for at least one week, I feel.

debwalker Nov 20, 2011

The tortured life of a brilliant artist.


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