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    DescriptionVincent 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. Now Van Gogh's entire existing correspondence is to be published in the most complete edition ever produced, illustrated extensively throughout, and drawing on fifteen years of scholarship and dedicated research. For the first time, all the works to which Van Gogh refers will be shown alongside the letters not only the paintings and drawings that he himself was working on at the time, but also the works of art by others that he mentions. Sketches that Van Gogh made throughout the letters themselves are all reproduced here at full size. In over 900 letters 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 edition 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.


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    Title
    Vincent Van Gogh - The Letters
    Subtitle
    The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Leo Jansen, Edited by Hans Luijten, Edited by Nienke Bakker
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 2164
    Width: 312 mm
    Height: 386 mm
    Thickness: 257 mm
    Weight: 15,286 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500238653
    ISBN 10: 0500238650
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC subject category V2: AFC, BJ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    BIC subject category V2: ACVT
    DC22: 759.9492
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: N1
    BISAC V2.8: LCO011000
    DC22: 759
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: N6953.G63 A3 2010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.2.5.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, DND, AFC
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    over 4300 illustrations
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    16 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    A compelling chronicle of the artist s innermost thoughts . Art enthusiasts can ponder the deep words and complicated constructions of each and every letter, including van Gogh s final testament, which was found in his pocket the day he shot himself in the chest and consequently dies two days later . Beyond the aesthetic elegance of each handwritten letter lies the documented expression of one of the world s most loved artists. In van Gogh s world penmanship was a virtue, words were elocuted with care and sentences, skillfully structured. The Letters provide a unique glimpse into another era and another time. "