Vincent van Gogh: The Letters
Artist(s): Vincent van Gogh
Author(s): Edited by Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten, Nienke Bakker
Year published: 2009
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 2164
Illustrations: Illustrated Throughout in Colour
The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition. Six volumes slipcased with a CD-ROM of the letters in their original languages.
Vincent 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.
This edition is an immense treasure trove of biographical and art-historical information. The culmination of fifteen years of new research and superseding all previous editions in its ambition and up-to-date scholarship, it provides a lasting pleasure as a personal testimony to a life consecrated to art.
This is the most complete edition of Van Gogh’e letters 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 are 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.
In over 900 letters we see 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.
Condition: Very good set with some light wear to bottom of jackets and some marks to slipcase
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