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Van Gogh
Van Gogh
Author: Hans Bronkhorst
ISBN-13: 9780517035603
ISBN-10: 051703560X
Publication Date: 5/16/1990

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Publisher: Gramercy
Book Type: Hardcover
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Title: _Vincent Van Gogh_
Hardcover with dust jacket
200 pages (9.5 x 12 inches) with index and bibliography
"160 illustrations in full color"
Translated from the Dutch by Tony Langham and Plym Peters

Front flap copy: "Van Gogh's life story is presented here both through magnificent reproductions of well-known and lesser known paintings -- rhythmic landscapes, portraits and flower studies in vibrant colours -- and through his own writings which provide a unique insight into his life and work.

Van Gogh was a fanatical artist -- most of his oeuvre was painted over a ten-year period -- but above all, he was a misunderstood genius. The general public did not accept him as an artist, women did not accept him as a man, and the church did not accept him as a preacher. But despite these tragic circumstances, his paintings pulsate with life. Van Gogh was an idealistic student of beauty, motivated by the need to communicate the dignity of man and the inspiration of nature. This beautifully produced book does justice to a Dutch painter of international standing, who exerted a powerful influence on the development of modern painting.

With 160 illustrations in full color."

Back flap: "Hans Bronkhorst is an author, journalist and translator, who has researched and lectured extensively on the work of Van Gogh, travelling to all the places where the artist lived and worked in both The Netherlands and France. He is the author of a number of historical biographies, including _Lloyd George_ (Kruseman, The Hague, 1964) and _Queen Victoria_ (Kruseman, The Hague, 1965)."

"This book was printed in the Netherlands."