Van Gogh: The Life download free [PDF and Ebook] by Steven Naifeh

Van Gogh: The Life download free [PDF and Ebook] by Steven Naifeh year 2012
  • Book name: Van Gogh: The Life
  • Author: Steven Naifeh
  • Release date: 2012/5/25
  • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE USA INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9780375758973
  • Rating: 8.55 of 10
  • Votes: 535
  • Review by: Aurora Jacobsen
  • Review rating: 8.23 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/14
  • Total pages: 953
  • Includes a PDF summary of 92 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who galvanized readers with their Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Jackson Pollock, have written another tour de force-an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh. Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials to bring a crucial understanding to the larger-than-life mythology of this great artist: his early struggles to find his place in the world; his intense relationship with his brother Theo; and his move to Provence, where he painted some of the best-loved works in Western art. The authors also shed new light on many unexplored aspects of Van Gogh's inner world: his erratic and tumultuous romantic life; his bouts of depression and mental illness; and the cloudy circumstances surrounding his death at the age of thirty-seven. Though countless books have been written about Van Gogh, no serious, ambitious examination of his life has been attempted in more than seventy years. Naifeh and Smith have re-created Van Gogh's life with an astounding vividness and psychological acuity that bring a completely new and sympathetic understanding to this unique artistic genius. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Praise for Van Gogh: The Life 'Magisterial.'-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 'This generation's definitive portrait of the great Dutch post-Impressionist.'-Time 'A tour de force . . . an enormous achievement . . . Reading his life story is like riding an endless roller coaster of delusional highs and lows. . . . [A] sweepingly authoritative, astonishingly textured book.'-Los Angeles Times 'Marvelous . . . [Van Gogh] reads like a novel, full of suspense and intimate detail. . . . In beautiful prose, Naifeh and Smith argue convincingly for a subtler, more realistic evaluation of Van Gogh, and we all win.'-The Washington Post 'Brilliant . . . At once a model of scholarship and an emotive, pacy chunk of hagiography.'-The Daily Telegraph (London) A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE - NPR - THE ECONOMIST - NEWSDAY - BOOKREPORTER
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 63H16M7S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Individual Architects & Architectural Firms, Individual Artists, Art Monographs, Paintings, Biography: Arts & Entertainment
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 39.30 USD
  • Dimensions: 162x233x41mm
  • Weight: 1,256g
  • Printed by: Random House Inc
  • Published in: New York, United States
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