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Vincent Van Gogh : the lost Arles sketchbook

Author: Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov; Vincent van Gogh; Ronald Pickvance
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The most revolutionary discovery in the entire history of Van Gogh's oeuvre. Not one drawing; not ten, not fifty, but sixty-five drawings. -- Ronald Pickvance, from the foreword. Late in life, during his time living in Provence, Vincent van Gogh kept a sketchbook within a humble account ledger given to him by Joseph and Marie Ginoux, the owners of the Café de la Gare in Arles. This artefact of incalculable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
Named Person: Vincent van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov; Vincent van Gogh; Ronald Pickvance
ISBN: 9781419725944 1419725947
OCLC Number: 965513650
Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 39 cm
Contents: Vincent van Gogh's Provencal sketchbook : the Ginoux album --
The "Cafe de la Gare Soule Arles" carnet : May 8, 1890 to July 18, 1890 --
The Ginoux album : what do the drawings tell us? --
Brouillard : the lost Arles sketchbook --
Commentary on the drawings --
Chronology.
Other Titles: Lost Arles sketchbook
Responsibility: Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov ; foreword by Ronald Pickvance.

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The result of a remarkable discovery, Vincent van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook offers fresh insight into the life and work of one of the world's most beloved artists.  Read more...

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"It is a beautifully produced and serious-looking publication." Jonathan Jones, The Guardian

 
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