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Van Gogh in America
ISBN: HB: 9780300247091, Yale University Press, June 2020
256 pp., 27.9x25.4 cm, 144 colour and black&white illus.
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is one of the most iconic artists in the world, and how he became a household name in the United States is a fascinating, largely untold story. "Van Gogh in America" details the early reception of the artist's work by Ame...
Van Gogh Still Lifes
ISBN: HB: 9783791358727, Prestel Publishing, November 2019
240 pp., 30x24 cm, 200 colour and black&white illus.
From his first compositions to the colorful flower images of his late years, Vincent van Gogh repeatedly painted still lifes. In this genre, he could try out various pictorial techniques – from depicting space through light and shadow to experimentat...
Venus Betrayed The Private World of Edouard Vuillard
ISBN: HB: 9781789141603, Reaktion Books, October 2019
424 pp., 25x19 cm, 260 illus., 220 in colour
Edouard Vuillard was so secretive that he berated himself for betraying his emotions in conversation. He was a reticent, impassioned man, a timid stalker and a social climbing anarchist, caught in conflicting desires. From the 1880s until the advent...
Vincent Van Gogh
ISBN: FLEXI: 9783791385983, Prestel Publishing, September 2019
144 pp., 24x19.5 cm, 130 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
Anyone studying a Van Gogh painting with its heavily articulated brushstrokes, dazzling color, and hypnotic perspective will wonder about the artist who created such masterpieces. Although some details of the Dutch artist's brief and tragic life have...
Vincent van Gogh His Life in Art
ISBN: PB: 9780300243260, Yale University Press, April 2019
172 pp., 29.2x24.1 cm, 90 colour illus., 4 black&white illus.
"Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art" surveys the artist's creative evolution across his short but influential career. The narrative begins with Van Gogh's drawings, which were the foundation of his early practice, and describes how he transitioned int...
Veiled Presence Body and Drapery from Giotto to Titian
ISBN: HB: 9780300236750, Yale University Press, October 2018
224 pp., 26.7x21.6 cm, 147 colour and black&white illus.
This wide-ranging book elucidates the symbolism of veils and highlights the power of drapery in Italian art from Giotto to Titian. In the cities of the Renaissance, display of luxury dress was a marker of status. Florentines decked out their palaces...
Van Gogh and Music A Symphony in Blue and Yellow
ISBN: HB: 9780300228335, Yale University Press, May 2018
184 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 58 colour illus., 11 black&white illus.
This engaging book is the first in-depth investigation of the influential role that music and sound played throughout Vincent van Gogh's (1853-1890) life. From psalms and hymns to the operas of Richard Wagner to simple birdsong, music represented to...
Venice Illuminated Power and Painting in Renaissance Manuscripts
ISBN: HB: 9780300226744, Yale University Press, April 2018
400 pp., 27x21.6 cm, 225 colour illus., 25 black&white illus.
For patricians in the Republic of Venice, paintings in manuscripts marking their appointment to high office expressed a tension between selfless service and individual ambition. Originally of value in confirming and instructing an elected officer, th...
Visitors to Versailles From Louis XIV to the French Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9781588396228, Yale University Press, April 2018
392 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 334 colour illus.
What was it like to visit one of the most magnificent courts of Europe? Based on a wealth of contemporary documents and surviving works of art, this lavish book explores the experiences of those who flocked to the palace and grounds of Versailles whe...
Visual Voyages Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin
ISBN: HB: 9780300224023, Yale University Press, November 2017
240 pp., 27.9x22.9 cm, 153 colour illus.
From the voyages of Christopher Columbus to those of Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin, the depiction of the natural world played a central role in shaping how people on both sides of the Atlantic understood and imaged the region we now know...