Van Gogh: The Life


Van Gogh: The Life by Random House at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSteven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith galvanized readers with their astonishing Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for biography, a book acclaimed for its miraculous research and overwhelming narrative power. Now Naifeh and Smith have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable, and ultimately heartbreaking portrait of creative genius Vincent van Gogh.Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSteven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith galvanized readers with their astonishing Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for biography, a book acclaimed for its miraculous research and overwhelming narrative power. Now Naifeh and Smith have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable, and ultimately heartbreaking portrait of creative genius Vincent van Gogh.Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials. While drawing liberally from the artist’s famously eloquent letters, they have also delved into hundreds of unpublished family correspondences, illuminating with poignancy the wanderings of Van Gogh’s troubled, restless soul. Naifeh and Smith bring a crucial understanding to the larger-than-life mythology of this great artist—his early struggles to find his place in the world; his intense relationship with his brother Theo; his impetus for turning to brush and canvas; and his move to Provence, where in a brief burst of incandescent productivity he painted some of the best-loved works in Western art.The authors also shed new light on many unexplored aspects of Van Gogh’s inner world: his deep immersion in literature and art; his erratic and tumultuous romantic life; and his bouts of depression and mental illness.Though countless books have been written about Van Gogh, and though the broad outlines of his tragedy have long inhabited popular culture, no serious, ambitious examination of his life has been attempted in more than seventy years. Naifeh and Smith have re-created Van Gogh’s life with an astounding vividness and psychological acuity that bring a completely new and sympathetic understanding to this unique artistic genius whose signature images of sunflowers and starry nights have won a permanent place in the human imagination. A Look Inside Van Gogh Jo Bonger Van Gogh with son Vincent van Gogh Credit: Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Vincent van Gogh, Age 13 Credit: Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Vincent van Gogh, Age 18 Credit: Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Theo van Gogh, 1890 Credit: Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam The Yellow House Arles Credit: Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Graves of Vincent and Theo van Gogh Auvers Credit: Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

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  • Naifeh and Smith have written another tour de force (after their Pulitzer Prize-winning Jackson Pollock)-an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable, and ultimately heartbreaking portrait of creative genius Vincent van Gogh.

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Brand:
Random House
Manufacturer:
Random House
Category:
Russia
Release Date:
2011-10-18
EAN:
9780375507489
ISBN:
0375507485
Author:
Array
Publisher:
Random House
Format:
Deckle Edge
Publication Date:
2011-10-18
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
3.18 pounds
Item Size:
1.96 x 9.39 x 6.6 inches
Package Weight:
3.17 pounds
Package Size:
6.69 x 1.97 x 9.37 inches

 


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