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Vincent Van Gogh: 1853-1890

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This is an illustrated study of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the great forerunners of 20th century painting.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Taschen
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Pedro Miguel
Mar 08, 2015 Pedro Miguel rated it it was amazing
He lived a weird lonely life and I think that this book is the best one to understand why he painted the way he did and why he's really important even nowadays. It's a great book!
Wilde Sky
Jun 17, 2013 Wilde Sky rated it really liked it
Vincent Van Gogh’s life and work is detailed in this biography.

I found this book interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly his family background was discussed which gave a fuller picture of the artist, his training and the financial support he was given – which contrasted with the normal picture of an unloved, penniless madman. Secondly the book contained numerous examples of his works, many of which I thought were very good.
Jenn
Aug 11, 2007 Jenn rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: other artists
Although this book had a lot of wonderful examples of Vincent's paintings and evolution of styles, it was still plenty meaty with biographical details.
Amber
Mar 27, 2008 Amber rated it liked it
I found that this book was very useful. It had a lot of information and awesome picture of his work.
Cheryl Schibley
Jun 17, 2009 Cheryl Schibley rated it it was amazing
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All Van Gogh fans - this is a keeper.
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Rainer Metzger is a writer and cultural historian, and professor of art history at the Academy of Karlsruhe, Germany.
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