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    DescriptionThe first definitive and full biography of Vincent van Gogh -- the man as well as the artist. Vincent van Gogh is one of the world's greatest artists. He produced almost 2,000 paintings, drawings and watercolours within a ten-year period. Yet until now no definitive biography of him has ever been written, the truth of his life overshadowed by the myth that has surrounded him since his suicide. This magisterial biography provides the first complete account of van Gogh's life and his art. In bringing to life this intelligent and literary artist, Hilton's sweeping account sheds new light on van Gogh's role in modern art. His hitherto unexplored relationship with literature is also described. Generous quotations from 600 letters between Vincent and his brother Theo provide a new anthology of his writing. Steps toward his suicide are traced, from his childhood in Zundert, Holland in the 1850s, through years spent in Paris, Victorian London, Brussels and Arles, to his death in Auvers-sur-Oise in 1890. Lavishly illustrated and scrupulously researched, this biography is a masterly account of the complete life of a great artist and a fascinating man.


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    Title
    Van Gogh
    Subtitle
    His Life and Work
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Timothy Hilton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 195 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007240692
    ISBN 10: 0007240694
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, AGB, AFC
    Libri: ENGM1075, ENGM3500
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    BIC subject category V2: ACVT
    DC22: 759.9492
    Libri: GOGH5000, VANG5000
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Illustrations note
    50 b/w illus, 50 col plates (32pp), With index
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperPress
    Publication date
    05 August 2015
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tim Hilton was art critic for the Guardian and the Independent on Sunday. He was educated at Aston Technical College in Birmingham, Balliol College, Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Art. He has taught both painting and history of art in several British art schools and universities, and written art history books on the pre-Raphaelites and Picasso. His biography of Ruskin was shortlsted for the Whitbread Biography Award.
    Review quote
    Praise for 'Ruskin': 'It has taken 100 years, but in Tim Hilton, Ruskin has found the champion he deserves.' Wall Street Journal 'A masterpiece of investigative scholarship and a work of generous and engrossing humanity.' John Carey, Sunday Times 'Crisp and lively! Hilton's Ruskin, if any biography does, merits the description "authoritative"' John Sutherland, Independent 'A work of astoundingly vigorous biographical assimilation and fine critical wisdom' New York Times Praise for One More Kilometre And We're In The Showers: 'Tim Hilton is a man of sardonic humour as well as high intelligence ! his book is one of the most unusual, eccentric and captivating ever written by a "wheelman"' Geoffrey Wheatcroft, Daily Mail 'A hugely engaging history of the sport' Simon O'Hagan, Books of the Year, Independent on Sunday 'A charmingly eccentric account of his love of cycling, mixed in with a history of the sport' John Preston, Books of the Year, Sunday Telegraph 'Hilton is a brilliantly quirky, inventive writer ! A wonderful testament to a life in the saddle' Daily Telegraph 'Remarkably infectious and richly atmospheric; so much so that the effect is like being hoisted up on to his handlebars and swept along for the ride. His enthusiasm drives everything forward at an exhilarating lick' Sunday Telegraph 'A deeply affectionate mental scrapbook ! Hilton has the skill as a writer to make the subject of cycling fresh and compelling again. Fascinating ! Exuberant' Matt Seaton, Guardian 'An exhilarating work ! just the book for anyone who, shooting past a traffic jam on the way to work, imagines himself wearing the winner's yellow jersey at the head of the Tour de France pack' Independent