Search Results: "Vincent van Gogh"


BOOK REVIEW

VINCENT VAN GOGH by Peter Harrison
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"EWSLUGp1993 and Loumaye's Van Gogh: A Touch of Yellow (1993) have superior reproductions and fuller details about both van Gogh and his paintings, but are for a slightly older audience. (maps, full-color reproductions, photos, illustrations, chronology, glossary, index) (Biography. 8-13)"
This entry in the Art for Young People biography series focuses on the artist's life and immediate surroundings rather than on analyzing his work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"But the reader who wants insight into the life of this remarkable painter will find it in this lively, beautifully written biography. (Biography. 11-14)"
In this fine introduction to the life of van Gogh, Greenberg and Jordan (Frank O. Gehry: Inside Out, 2000, etc.) make excellent use of the artist's letters to infuse the biography with his voice. Read full book review >

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VINCENT VAN GOGH by John Malam
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 3, 1998

"A three-entry glossary is nearly useless—if readers don't know artist, art dealer, and gallery, how will they be able to grasp the meaning of mental illness? (chronology, index) (Biography. 5-8)"
In a small and sturdy volume in the Tell Me About series, Malam briefly recounts the story of the life of Vincent van Gogh. Read full book review >

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THE LETTERS OF VINCENT VAN GOGH by Vincent van Gogh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"These letters reveal the extraordinary personal struggle that lay behind his triumphant ability to do so. (49 pen-and-ink sketches)"
A new translation of van Gogh's ebullient letters (including some never before published), edited by the director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, revealing the painter to be an intensely observant and passionate man, struggling to understand and overcome the episodes of mental illness that so damaged his life. Read full book review >

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The Reincarnation of Vincent Van Gogh by Don M Forst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2014

"A bold, thoughtfully crafted novel that's full of passion."
Forst's debut novel combines elements of a mainstream thriller, a reincarnation-powered mystery, crime fiction, romance and art history to create a unique, engaging story. Read full book review >

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VAN GOGH by Steven Naifeh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Despite its exhaustive length, the book is brilliantly written and engaging, presenting a three-dimensional and larger-than-life portrait of the artist."
A gripping and almost certainly definitive account of the all-too-short life of a great artist who believed he was doomed to oblivion. Read full book review >

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THE VAN GOGH CAFE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"Rylant (Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake, 1994, etc.) has no need for a car crash or someone jumping off a bridge to entertain; this one does it with the light-filled strokes of ordinary events. (Fiction. 8- 12)"
Scenes from a cafe in Flowers, Kansas, where ``magic'' mingles with everyday life. Read full book review >

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THE VAN GOGH DECEPTION by Deron R. Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A suspenseful mystery romp with art appreciation and heartening trust in readers' intelligence. (map, author's note) (Mystery. 10-14)"
Two kids race around a city on a wintry night, tangling with elite operatives and foiling a crime they don't understand. Read full book review >

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LEAVING VAN GOGH by Carol Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2011

"The drama is muted, but van Gogh's mix of genius and madness continues to fascinate."
Wallace, who has written 20 mostly humorous or lightweight books since she co-authored The Official Preppy Handbook (1980), enters the realm of historical fiction with this novel about Vincent van Gogh. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Not the last word on either artist's creations, but a valuable and timely revision of standard wisdom about the first phase of Modernist art. (198 illustrations, 147 in color)"
A reconsideration of religious elements in the work of van Gogh and Gauguin, who lived together in the French provincial town of Arles for a brief but productive period in both their careers. Read full book review >

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THE LAST VAN GOGH by Alyson Richman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Despite Richman's talent with visual detail, nothing new about van Gogh is illuminated, and wan Marguerite never comes fully to life."
Another in the ever-expanding genre of possible romances between famous painters and their subjects. Read full book review >