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Vincent Van Gogh: The Drawings
Colta Ives
030010720X
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* "Drawing is the root of everything," van Gogh wrote to his brother, and, as Ives explains, his drawings, like his justifiably famous letters, were "regular and faithful records of what was on his mind." Commanding in their vigor and acuity, stunning in their directness, van Gogh's drawings are as magnificent in their way as his paintings. It is a boon, therefore, to have nearly 400 line drawings and watercolors gathered in one comprehensive volume. A passionate landscape artist, van Gogh discerned the beauty of even the most modest terrains. You sense grass growing, flowers exhaling fragrance, leaves lifting on a breeze. Then, in winter scenes, he conveys a potent dormancy as bare branches sketch a calligraphy of longing against a brooding sky. His portraits of working people are also evocative, deeply...


Baby Einstein Van Gogh's World of Color
Julie Aigner-Clark
0786808055
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Colorful die-cut tabs on the side of Van Gogh's World of Color correlate to actual artwork from the painter and invite youngsters to study color concepts. Critical questions and quotes appear on each spread. "Orange," for example, shows the painting Fourteen Sunflowers in a Vase and asks "Why do you think these flowers are called sunflowers?" The tabbed pages of Poems for Little Ones link familiar objects with the works of famous poets. "Grass" places an excerpt from Tennessee Williams's "Heavenly Grass" alongside a photograph of sunlight warming thick blades. Below, text questions "How do you think this grass would feel under your bare feet?" and implores readers to "think of words that rhyme with `grass.' " (Oct.Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


Vincent's Colors: Words and Pictures by Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh
0811850994
November 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3–This text is pulled directly from the letters Van Gogh wrote about his paintings to his brother, Theo. Each line of the rhyming stanzas is accompanied by a rich, full-color reproduction of one of the artist's key works, including Sunflowers, The Bedroom, and The Starry Night. Van Gogh's poetic descriptions will hold the attention of young readers; even preschoolers will enjoy the simple text and vibrant pictures. The brilliant colors and brush strokes are reproduced faithfully. A perfect addition as a picture book or as a simple introduction to art.–Steev Baker, Kewaskum Public Library, WI Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Masters of Art
Meyer Shapiro
0810991349
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Vincent Van Gogh: Miniature Masterpieces
Design Eye
0760760675
January 2004
Paperback
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Dear Theo: The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh
0452275040
September 1995
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English


Van Gogh
Mike Venezia
051642274X
March 1989
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4 A bizarre juxtaposition of cartoons and sly jokes with reproductions of the intense chromatic portraits and landscapes of the mentally-tortured painter ends in a tasteless mix. In an attempt to be lighthearted, Venezia seems to be laughing at van Gogh's unhappiness. The famous Bedroom at Arles is presented as "pretty neat" because his friend Gauguin complained that van Gogh was messy. The Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear "looks like he wished he hadn't done it," and, soon after painting a "scary" Wheatfield with Crows, "van Gogh shot himself. He died two days later." The use of cartoon-like "asides" works in Robert Quackenbush's brief biographies for this age group, but it isn't effective in introducing art. Perhaps it is the incongruity of great paintings and slapstick drawings that jars, but more...


Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars
Joan Holub
0448425211
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
"Brad" explores the ups and downs of van Gogh's life and art in this colorful report, featuring Brad's funny cartoons alongside reproductions of classic paintings like Starry Night.


Stranger on the Earth
Albert J. Lubin
0306807262
Sept 1996
Paperback
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Van Gogh 100
Joseph D. Masheck
0313294917
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume commemorates the 100th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh's death by reexamining the painter's place in the art world of his time, the phenomenal growth in his reputation, and his influence on later art movements and individual artists. Among the topics examined by leading van Gogh scholars are iconography; van Gogh's poetry as well as the literature that influenced him and that he, in turn, influenced; psychological and religious aspects of van Gogh's painting and self-imaging; and how van Gogh has been interpreted. A section on his legacy in art concludes this major reassessment of van Gogh's place in art history.

About the Author
JOSEPH D. MASHECK teaches general and Modern Art History at Hofstra University and coordinates the graduate humanities program.


Letters of Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh
0140446745
March 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
This thorough collection of van Gogh's letters has been assembled with an artful eye and sensitivity to the artist's thinking. The result is an atypical take on Vincent van Gogh that avoids putting too much stress on his troubled mental state and too much straining by the editor to shape a narrative out of van Gogh's epistolary clues. Instead, we see the thoughtful and contemplative side of this creative genius, as well as his concern for the impact his art and life had on those people closest to him. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Van Gogh was 37 and on the edge of fame when, in 1890, he shot and killed himself. Unable to sell his brilliant canvases, he was utterly dependent upon his younger brother, Theo, to whom most of the letters...


In the Garden with Van Gogh
Julie Merberg
0811834158
March 2002
Board Book
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From Publishers Weekly
Two board books by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober introduce the works of world-renowned artists to the youngest audience. In each, lyrical text accompanies 10 masterpieces. A Magical Day with Matisse, for example, features his famous ring of dancers in Dance II ("Let's dance and fly, hold hands and sing, and spin round and round in a rosie ring"). In the Garden with Van Gogh includes Sunflowers, Irises and The Starry Night. Back matter contains a list of the paintings and the museums in which they appear. (May) Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
With a narrative that will entertain art lovers of all ages, this new board book is a fun way to introduce young children to fine art. The sleepy trees, golden haystacks, and juicy fruits of...


The Yellow House
Martin Gayford
0316769010
Nov 2006
Hardcover
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2006 Van Gogh MFA Wall Calendar
Barnes & Noble
0760764158
April 2005
Wall Calendar
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Book Description
The inspired Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh produced some of modern painting¿s most influential and arresting works of art. Among them are fine examples from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which enhance this glowing 20-month calendar for 2006.


Van Gogh and Gauguin
Debora Silverman
0374282439
Nov 2000
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin continue to attract critical attention in books like Stephen Eisenman's acclaimed Gauguin's Skirt. The artists' stormy friendship, which climaxed in the famous incident when Van Gogh cut off part of his ear and sent it to an Arles prostitute, contains high drama amid some world-class art. Now Silverman (UCLA professor of modern European history, art, and culture and author of Selling Culture) weighs in with this massive new study, as ponderous as it is extensively pondered. Attempting to deepen the understanding of Van Gogh and Gauguin's work during the time the artists spent together in Arles, Silverman examines their religious education in sections like "Catholic Idealism and Dutch Reformed Realism" and "Peasant Subjects and Sacred Forms." A galumphing prose...


Vincent Van Gogh
Jan Greenberg
0440419174
Jan 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-This compelling book begins with van Gogh's boyhood and traces the various career paths (art dealer, missionary) he pursued before dedicating himself to painting. The authors draw on the artist's voluminous correspondence with his brother Theo to elicit his thoughts and feelings, providing glimpses inside the head of this most unusual person. The use of his own phrases enlivens the text: "The more I am spent, ill, a broken pitcher, the more I become an artist, creator-." His passionate dedication to his work-living on nothing but coffee and bread for days, sacrificing his physical and mental health for the sake of art-was extraordinary. Largely unappreciated in his own lifetime, he was certain of the value and importance of his work, yet still a bit apprehensive of even the slight bit of success that...


Vincent Van Gogh
Meyer Schapiro
0810981173
September 1994
Hardcover
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Book Review
No other painter better embodies the idea of the tortured artist than Vincent van Gogh. Modern-art historian Meyer Schapiro recognizes this when he states that "what is most important is that van Gogh converted all this aspiration and anguish into his art, which thus became the first example of a truly personal art, art as a deeply lived means of spiritual deliverance or transformation of the self...." What naturally follows from Schapiro is not only a synopsis of van Gogh's artistic career and personal travails, but also an insightful analysis of van Gogh's technique and handling of paint, and how they manipulate the viewer's emotional response to his paintings. With a sympathetic yet penetrating essay by Schapiro, this book is a pleasure to read for van Gogh enthusiasts of any level. The more...

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