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Van Gogh: Up Close Hardcover – March 27, 2012
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The reviewer Grady Harp has already provided a succinct summary of the contents, and I can only agree with his assessment that this is one of the most interesting of recent art books. I found most of the essays informative and would point especially to Richard Shiff's very original and thought-provoking take on the "materiality" of Van Gogh's painting and to the two smaller contributions of Noelle Paulson, which are models of clear and nuanced articulation of a sensitive perception.
The book itself is beautifully produced, another triumph of Yale University Press's brilliant designer, Gillian Malpass, who, just within the past several months, has brought us some other magnificent volumes like "Renoir: Impressionism and Full-Length Painting" and "Renoir in the Barnes Foundation." This is an excellent contribution to the literature on Van Gogh and highly recommended.
iris paintings and close up views in the garden.
Instead this book is about a plethora of other artists and their works with only a few pages dedicated to the work of
Van Gogh. The title and cover is very misleading.
It is a nice book with nice paper and great color images but not at all what I thought I was buying.