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van Gogh

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by Ingo F. Walther (Editor), Rainer Metzger
 

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Bold strokes of genius: The amazing work of a tormented soul

Vincent van Gogh’s story is one of the most ironic in art history. He lived an unhappy and difficult life during which his work received almost no appreciation—finally killing himself by a bullet to the chest, so great was his despair—and is now widely considered one

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Bold strokes of genius: The amazing work of a tormented soul

Vincent van Gogh’s story is one of the most ironic in art history. He lived an unhappy and difficult life during which his work received almost no appreciation—finally killing himself by a bullet to the chest, so great was his despair—and is now widely considered one of the most important painters of all time, his works fetching record prices of tens of millions of dollars at auction. This comprehensive study of Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) represents a rarity in art history: a detailed monograph on his life and art combined with a complete catalogue of his 871 paintings. These volumes also reproduce most of Van Gogh’s paintings in color.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836541220
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
12/15/2012
Pages:
740
Sales rank:
337,561
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

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

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.

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Van Gogh 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 .
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A thorough, accurate history with great pictures. Van Gogh was an extremely interesting nut.