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Van Gogh, who took up a variety of professions before becoming an artist, was a solitary, despairing and self-destructive man. This richly illustrated and expert study follows the artist from the early gloom-laden paintings in which he captured the misery of peasants and workers in his homeland, through his bright and colorful Parisian period, to the work of his final years, spent under a southern sun in Arles.
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Overview

Van Gogh, who took up a variety of professions before becoming an artist, was a solitary, despairing and self-destructive man. This richly illustrated and expert study follows the artist from the early gloom-laden paintings in which he captured the misery of peasants and workers in his homeland, through his bright and colorful Parisian period, to the work of his final years, spent under a southern sun in Arles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783836531542
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/21/2012
  • Series: 25 Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 337,546
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

About the authors:
Rainer Metzger studied art history, history and German studies in Munich and Augsburg. He received his doctorate in 1994, and has worked as a fine arts journalist for the Viennese newspaper Der Standard. He has written numerous books on art, including volumes on van Gogh and Chagall.

Ingo F. Walther (1940-2007) was born in Berlin and studied medieval studies, literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. He has published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th and 20th centuries. Walther's many titles for TASCHEN include Picasso, Art of the 20th Century, and Codices Illustres

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2004

    It is a 2 volume set

    Two volumes and hardback in a slip case. Books are 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inch aprox little small than you might first think . Pantings are layed out by date first painting Oct 1881 last July 1890 . I paid 20$ for a set less the jacket a wonderful buy . If you are going to buy a book about Vincent this is the book to start with and you find it hard to improve on when you are ready for a second . Forward states it contains 83% of his 870 paintings in color many for the first time .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2003

    NOT A 2 VOLUME BOXED SET!!

    From the Editor's Description I expected a lot more than what I recieved. Although it is not a 2 volume boxed set as desribed in the Editor's Notes, it is a very nice book with wonderful photographs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2002

    Splendid!

    A thorough, accurate history with great pictures. Van Gogh was an extremely interesting nut.

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