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Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters

Nienke Bakker Leo Jansen Hans Luijten



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Thames & Hudson
01 September 2020
Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment
Vincent van Gogh's letters have long been prized as some of the most valuable documents in the world of art. Not only do they throw light on Van Gogh's own complex and intriguing character, they enlighten the whole creative process as seen through his eyes.

Here we can observe Van Gogh's thoughts and opinions at first hand, as well as his close ties with his brother Theo, his sometimes troubled relationships with friends and fellow artists, his personal doubts and fears, and above all his overriding passion for his art. This is not only an immense treasure trove of biographical and art-historical information, it provides a lasting pleasure as a personal written testimony to a life consecrated to art.

Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters belongs on the shelves of every reader in search of self-revelatory documents of one of the greatest creative minds.
Edited by:   Nienke Bakker, Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   1.060kg
ISBN:   9780500094242
ISBN 10:   0500094241
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   01 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hans Luijten, Leo Jansen and Nienke Bakker are the original team of editors who produced the acclaimed six-volume edition in 2009 at the Van Gogh Museum in partnership with the Huygens ING, Amsterdam.

Reviews for Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters

A beautifully produced selection...of [van Gogh's] surviving letters... It is the enormous popularity of van Gogh's art that fuels our desire for a connection with the man, a man who still speaks so eloquently in these letters.

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