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Wolf Kahn's America: An Artist's Travels
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Having had the privilege of meeting, painting and listening to Wolf Kahn in person this book, without a doubt, is the next best thing. This new book is Wolf Kahn at his finest as artist, teacher and storyteller. What a rare blessing to have the artist pen his own history for us to enjoy. The work and words are inspiring. There is a treasure trove of experience to glean for the artist, art lover and laymen. The format is enjoyable, similar to, "Wolf Kahn Pastels". If you want "how it is" first hand, I strongly recommend this new book. Sincerely Tom Szewc
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2006
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This book is beautifully presented, with a large number of colour plates of his oil and pastel paintings. I really enjoyed the sensitive, well written and interesting story by Wolf about his travels across America and his findings along the way. He shows its not necessarily the subject that makes the painting but how you treat it and Wolf is a master of atmosphere and luminous colur to the max.

Angela McMeekin - Te Anau, New Zealand
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on September 21, 2005
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Excellent, personable insight on the rationale and approach by an artist relative to his subject matter. Kahn succinctly summarizes, discusses not only his appreciation for the unusual, be in Nature or weathered man-made structures, but also the specific application of the medium used, pastels and oils, to capture the emotional content of the scene, as well as the color harmonies developed over a lifetime of conscientious study. Freedom of action and thought pervades the book that appeals to his artistic soul.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Another beautiful and thought provoking book with Wolf Kahn's art and writings about his process. The colors are excellent, and as a pastelist I appreciate his thoughts about painting in this medium.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 14, 2009
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To see America through Wolf Kahn's color wheel is to see the beauty that lies in every leaf, old barn, grassy way side as we travel around this country. As a newly inspired artist, Wolf Kahn inspires me to be free to see the world through my own lens and interpret it as I see it and to allow the beauty to steal forth from the canvas.
The book is wonderful if all one wanted to do is to sit and look at the art. The real gift is in the stories shared from one soul to another, allowing the reader to gain an intimate awareness of the development of this artist - as an artist and as a human.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 6, 2006
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This is a beautifully presented, simply and elegantly written book of Wolf Kahn's work, of which it is hard not to be a great fan.
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Not only is this book filled with beautiful examples of the art of Wolf Kahn,
there is a story about each painting written by the artist himself.
It is a pleasure not only to read, but to look at. I borrowed this book
from a teacher and just had to have my own copy. And you certainly can't beat the Amazon Price.
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on January 30, 2010
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I was quite happy when the product that I ordered arrived before I thought that it would. It was brand new just like the seller had said and the price that I paid for the item was much lower than if I had purchased it in a store.
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on October 27, 2013
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I am a painter and have had the gift of seeing his work in person years ago in Toronto. I also got to meet him after he spoke at an American Psychiatric Association conference. It was/is a peak experience in my life.
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on August 3, 2013
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Love Wolf Kahn's work. This book is loaded with pictures of very many of his works. Turns out that he writes well too. His essays about his travels and painting are fun to read.
Bargain price and good delivery.
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