Van Gogh (Ebook)

Gregory White Smith, Steven Naifeh

The definitive and explosive biography, based on new material, by the bestselling, prize-winning authors of Pollock.

Vincent van Gogh created some of the best loved - and most expensive - works of art ever made, from the early The Potato Eaters to his late masterpieces Sunflowers and The Starry Night. He had worked as an art dealer, a missionary and as a teacher in England, and only in his late twenties did he begin a life that would be fundamental in shaping modern art. But when he died in Auvers-sur-Oise in 1890 at the age of thirty-seven he was largely unknown.

Written with the cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum, Pulitzer-winning authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith recreate his extraordinary life, and the inside of his troubled mind, like never before - and they put forward an explosive new theory challenging the widespread belief that Van Gogh took his own life. Drawing for the first time on all of his (and his family's) extensive letters, which offer exquisite glimpses into his thoughts and feelings, this is the definitive portrait of one of the world's cultural giants.

Publication date: 17/10/2011

£17.99

ISBN: 9781847653215

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B005WW68FW

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Arts, Language & Literature, Biography & Memoir

Reviews for Van Gogh

'Richly rewarding'

Iain Finlayson The Times

'The authors of this mammoth new life have done an excellent job, putting together a fast-moving narrative that scarcely slackens'

Martin Gayford Sunday Telegraph

'Magisterial'

Michiko Kakutani New York Times

'This generation's definitive portrait'

Richard Lacayo Time

'How pleased we should be that Naifeh and Smith have rendered so exquisitely and respectfully van Gogh's short, intense, and wholly interesting life.'

Roberta Silman Boston Globe

'Thoroughly engaging ... fluent and captivating'

Jonathan Lopez Wall Street Journal

'Monumental ... fascinating'

Michael Prodger Sunday Times

'Enormous and engrossing ... the story has a momentum that justifies the time it takes to tell it'

 Economist

'Engrossing ... a model of scholarship'

Martin Herbert Daily Telegraph

'In terms of scholarship and readability, this hefty tome is impressive. It is rich with detail, while its narrative never flags'

Fisun Güner Metro

'Compelling ... astounding in its thoroughness and range ... a remarkable and valuable book.'

Ann Dumas Royal Academy of Arts Magazine

'Meticulously researched'

Kathryn Hughes Mail on Sunday

'My book of the year... a biography of extraordinary detail, heart and passion... beautifully rendered... Epic.'

Ossian Ward Time Out

Gregory White Smith

Gregory White Smith

Gregory White Smith is, with Steven Naifeh, the co-author of the Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Jackson Pollock (the basis for the film Pollock), which was also a finalist for the National Book Award and a NYT bestseller; and the co-author of Van Gogh.

Steven Naifeh

Steven Naifeh

Steven Naifeh is, with Gregory White Smith, the co-author of the Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Jackson Pollock (the basis for the film Pollock), which was also a finalist for the National Book Award and a NYT bestseller; and the co-author of Van Gogh.