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    1. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue
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    2. Andy Warhol: Red Books
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    3. Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures
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    4. Van Gogh's Van Goghs
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    5. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
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    6. The Andy Warhol Show
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    7. Van Gogh's Flowers
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    8. Vincent van Gogh: The Complete
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    9. Van Gogh : Vertigo of Light
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    10. Zurbaran 1598-1664
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    11. William Wegman Polaroids
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    12. A Dog's Life : A Book of Classic
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    13. The Daybooks of Edward Weston
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    14. Van Gogh : 16 Art Stickers (Fine
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    15. Through Another Lens: My Years
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    16. James McNeill Whistler
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    17. Felix Vallotton, 1865-1925
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    18. Edouard Vuillard
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    19. Warhol: Paintings and Sculpture
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    20. Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, The

    1. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne 1962-1987
    by Frayda Feldman, Jorg Schellman, Claudia Defendi, Jorg Schellmann, Andy Warhol
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    Asin: 1881616908
    Catlog: Book (1997-10-01)
    Publisher: D.A.P./Feldman Fine Arts/Andy Warhol Foundati
    Sales Rank: 446150
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Directed at the expert, fine for the fan, too!
    I would like to add to the reviews below that this book is a pleasure to hold and to view because it is so well made. If there is any 'art' book that should be made for posterity it is the catalog raisonne of an artist. In this instance, the publisher has done the artist's audience a real service for, the book is beautifully printed and bound in Italy by Amilcare Pizzi; Italy seeming to have usurped Switzerland's place as the world's premier art book printer. The pages are thick and glossy and the reproduction is top notch.
    For those of you who are unaware of what a catalog raisonne is, it is meant to be a compilation and historical record of an artist's work that documents execution date, medium, size of image or plate, size of edition if a print, whether signed or unsigned, etc. This information is used by artists, historians, collectors and dealers to attribute a piece of art and place it in the artist's oevre, and of course to aid in placing relative value on it. Here too, the archivists, publisher, and editor have done a fine job of documenting the relevant facts. This is especially important in the case of Warhol who was a serial printer, sometimes to the point of intentional promiscuity. So, the fact that wherever possible relevant information is provided speaks volumes about the prodigious effort that must have gone into this undertaking. I rate this book four stars because I fear that since this is the third edition, there will be yet another edition published that renders this one obsolete. I understand this is precisely because Warhol was an inprecise documentarian, when he chose to do so at all, but I don't relish having to purchase another high dollar, though valuable book that is only slightly different from the one I already own. For people who don't give a darn, the book rates a five.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Andy Warhol Prints
    This 3rd edition of Andy Warhol Prints gives much information to someone who is interested in the various published and unpublished works which Warhol created. In addition to providing color photographs of the prints, the book gives details about the edition size and characteristics of each individual portfolio. This book will be quite useful for the Warhol fan, art students, as well as collectors of Warhol's work. It is the most definitive book of his prints available.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Definitive Guide to Warhol
    Prints, proofs, paintings -- everything is here, plus essays that explicate and set context.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best catalog of Andy's Prints
    This gem of a book gets into all the details of Warhol's print making. See source images as well as artist's and printer's proofs. A must for any collector wanting to explore Warhol's work as well as a real eye opener as to how busy this man really kept himself. ... Read more


    2. Andy Warhol: Red Books
    by Andy Warhol, Francois Marie Banier
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    Asin: 3865210198
    Catlog: Book (2004-09-15)
    Publisher: Steidl Publishing
    Sales Rank: 42347
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    The Polaroid camera combined two of Andy Warhol’s obsessions--the disposable nature of modern consumerism and the photograph as ready-made. An inveterate and relentless user of Polaroid cameras, he made tens of thousands of instant photographs during the 1970s. Many of these were made over a short time span and focused on one individual or subject, sometimes a formal sitting for a portrait, an informal event with friends, or a party at The Factory.

    Between 1970 and 1976, Warhol established a rigorous system of cataloguing. He would take home the Polaroids, edit and sequence them, and then enter them in individual red Holson Polaroid albums. These albums, with Warhol’s original sequence and themes, have remained intact.

    Red Books is a red wooden box containing 11 of Warhol's Holson Polaroid albums. Each book contains a facsimile reproduction of Warhol’s sequence. The themes include a study of Paloma Picasso, a day trip to Montauk, Mick Jagger, the "Asshole" painting, and John and Yoko. In addition to the 11 red books, a black book is included which contains a text by François-Marie Banier explaining the significance of these albums within Warhol’s oeuvre and how they act as a visual diary of his work, offering unrivaled insight into his creative process. Essay by François Marie Banier. Other, 5.5 x 3.5 in. / 300 pgs / 220 color. ... Read more


    3. Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures
    by John Wilmerding
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    Asin: 0810917882
    Catlog: Book (1991-02-01)
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    Sales Rank: 116773
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    4. Van Gogh's Van Goghs
    by Richard Kendall
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    Asin: 0810963663
    Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    Sales Rank: 82579
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    This lavish but manageable book is the catalog for one of the most successful van Gogh exhibitions ever (at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., through January 3, 1999, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from January 17, 1999, to April 4, 1999). Judging from the haunting, beautifully reproduced paintings and drawings in the book--which range from the iconic to the rarely seen--it is easy to see why hordes of people keep pressing through overcrowded galleries to get a glimpse of the originals. The ones here are all from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, where most of Vincent's work resides.

    Author Richard Kendall does a heroic job of writing van Gogh's tortured story one more time. Few artists have analyzed their own work with the clarity and insight Vincent brought to his. And Kendall relies heavily on Vincent's letters to his brother Theo, giving the reader broad access to the ultimate expert, the painter himself. The wealth of color plates is intoxicating--70 paintings, including The Potato Eaters and other early, gloomy works, a dozen self-portraits, Almond Blossom, Wheatfield with Crows, Butterflies and Poppies, The Bedroom, The Zouave, and The Courtesan (van Gogh's take on a Japanese geisha in full regalia).

    It seems trivial to further praise the book's designers for holding it to only 150 pages, but the length makes an important difference. This is a volume that fits comfortably on the lap, to be perused and enjoyed at close range, for hours if you want, and not just displayed in unwieldy glory on a coffee table. --Peggy Moorman ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars the most original artist of his time
    Vincent van Gogh is the artist who I feel I relate to most on a personal level. His demons are my demons. His yearning to some day find "the right girl" is my yearning. His spiritual faith in God is my spiritual faith. His weaknesses are my weaknesses. His strengths are my strengths. I'm very fond of van Gogh. He made many mistakes, including getting involved in a doomed love affair with a prostitute, or how he cut off his earlobe in a fit of anguish. Well, okay, I identify with him but that's something I've never been tempted to do haha. Vincent was a troubled and tormented and deeply under-appreciated artist in his day, only managing to sell one or two paintings in his life. Now he is among the very most popular. His works sell for many millions, even minor works.

    David Rehak
    author of "Love and Madness"

    5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT JOURNEY WITH VAN GOGH
    One of the best pieces that I ever read explaining paintings along the different periods which were passed by Van Gogh. Also, it gives a complete ride through his life and personality.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Quality Work!!
    I have this book and I am so glad ,I discovered it. I am, a painter,and have always been influenced by Van Goghs work. However most of the books I own do not have very good quality , printing .This book however is excellent! It is very close to , standing in front of the original painting. I would recomend this book to anyone that loves Van Gogh. I am so proud to make this book a part of my art library. Get it while you can!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Didn't see the exhibit? Read the book!
    The next best thing if you weren't able to make it to this record-breaking exhibition in Washington and Los Angeles. This book, an overview of the exhibition, is an extremely thorough and interesting overview of the 70 works on display. But it's more than that. I was very impressed with Richard Kendall's commentary in the book. Not only is this a comprehensive and thoughtful look at the "Van Gogh's Van Goghs" exhibition, it's also an excellent look at Van Gogh's life and career--period. I might have expected this--this major exhibition was superb and this catalogue is a worthy companion. Exhibition or not, this book is first-rate.

    5-0 out of 5 stars brillant
    Interest in Van Gogh heightened with Hollywood movie with Kirk Douglas an Hollywood actor. My mother has a wood painting of sunflowers (l6) and she asked that we research this for her, it has numerous local newspaper clippings taped to the back, which raises even more questions. It is signed Vincent? I saw a one man narrative of Van Gogh's life depicted by his brother Theo, Actor: Jim Jarrett called Vincent. It was much informative of the letters Vincent wrote to Theo. . This enlightened one as to Vincent's odd behavior. Vincent the man. Mr.Kendall, if possible please cooresponde back. My sister is also in contact with you. Thank you for reading this message and any redirect would be appreciated. ... Read more


    5. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
    by Andy Warhol
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    Asin: 0156717204
    Catlog: Book (1977-04-06)
    Publisher: Harvest Books
    Sales Rank: 9578
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Warhol talks: about love, sex, beauty, fame, work, money, success; about New York and Americanca; and about himself. "A constant entertainment and enlightenment." -Truman Capote.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A BIBLE FOR THE ORIGINAL THINKER
    I read this book once a year because it puts the world in perspective for me. I don't really love his paintings and I think the "scene" he created was fun but as far as writing goes....Andy Warhol is really surprisingly wonderful . He is humorous but also hits a nerve about superficial things that makes you look at it all in a new way. He is sweet and manipulative and original and naive and incredibly ahead of his time and these are wonderful qualities for a writer. Enjoy the multiple Marilyn paintings and the involvement with the Velvet Underground but take him seriously as a writer because I still believe he is unsurpassed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars From A to B and back again!!
    THE Philosophy of Andy Warhol is intensly funny, witty, and real. Andy tells of daily acounts with many super stars and various B's and it just goes to show you that Andy Warhol is a true master mind. This book is true..simple..and as real as you can get. Read it and realize, think, know and understand that you are reading HIS philosophy...it all makes very much sense...if your Andy Warhol.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Andy Aspie?
    Since Warhol's death a condition known as Asperger's Syndrome has come to light. It's named after an Austrian doctor who discovered it in a group of his patients in 1940's. Due to the outbreak of WW2, his research papers remained untranslated, that is, until quite recently. In brief, Asperger's Syndrome can be seen as one of the less severe forms of Autism. Both conditions share many of the same manifestations; an individuals impairment of verbal/social skills, a sensitivity to sensory overload and a comfort found in repetitive actions. Many Aspies are visual problem solvers. Is it possible that Warhol was an Aspie? If this sounds interesting to you, try reading this book along with Elijah's Cup by Valerie Paradiz and see the strong parallels between the two.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Philosophy
    Andy Warhol is the famous alchemist of reality, forming the most trite, everyday ideas and images and altering them into genuine thought and innovation. On many levels, this book is just a collection of autobiographical text, commenting on people and places within Warhol's social olympia. But after the gossip and celebrity status is digested, the reader is endowed with a substantial, original outlook on sex, money, art, and many other of life's components. It's a fabulous read, with the 'tastiness' of a Vonnegut and packed with irresistably sarcastic humor. This book is a step above an autobiography. It is the essence of Warhol's addictive personality and a journey into the mind of a wonderfully eccentric human being. You don't have to be an art buff or culture addict to enjoy Warhol's genius in this book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting
    Andy Warhol managed and chose to live by his own prespective of life.. he set his boundaries and people respected it..

    try reading Elijah's cup first.. then you'll understand Andy Warhol more.. the book is interesting,and helps you understand his art work. ... Read more


    6. The Andy Warhol Show
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    Asin: 8876240284
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-17)
    Publisher: Skira
    Sales Rank: 34912
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    7. Van Gogh's Flowers
    by Judith Bumpus
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    Asin: 0714838144
    Catlog: Book (1998-08-20)
    Publisher: Phaidon Press
    Sales Rank: 1198947
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars flowers on the net
    the book was very informative and gave the writers view of the painters personality and how it affected his work. i would recommend it to beginners and veterans in the world of art. ... Read more


    8. Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Works
    by David Brooks
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    Asin: 0971705801
    Catlog: Book (2002-01-01)
    Publisher: Barewalls Publications
    Sales Rank: 69194
    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    This comprehensive CD-ROM includes all 2,200 works that Van Gogh produced during his career: paintings, drawings, watercolors, letter sketches and juvenilia. Designed for both scholars as well as the general public, this CD-ROM has an intuitive, yet powerful search and query tool for accessing Van Gogh's works.

    The database contains high quality images of every single artwork, many reproduced in color for the first time. Each artwork record contains a full physical description, date, location, along with full provenance and exhibition history. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars vincent van gogh, the complete works
    this is probably a great cd. however it doesnt run on a mac, so i cant look at it. i dont think this is stated in the information. so if you use a mac dont buy this cd. too bad.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining AND Educational
    I have owned this CD for several months now and have completely enjoyed it. I find this CD to be a useful tool - not only in answering questions I might have but in helping my children do assignments in school. It is very easy to navigate and the pictures are top quality. A very smart addition to any library.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bravo David Brooks - The Complete Works is Incredible
    Outstanding! At first I thought a CDRom would lack the warmth of a book. This CDRom is on fire. What an achievement and what a treasure.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The definitive database for admirers of Van Gogh.
    Whether for the newcomer, enthusiast or student, David Brooks's CD-ROM cannot be bettered as an accessible and stimulating resource. Many images - such as the Van Gogh Museum's version of 'Vincent's Bedroom in Arles' - are supported by informative commentary. Where possible, Brooks adds full details of ownership, display and the specific letters in which Van Gogh mentions the painting, drawing or sketch. It is a delight to witness rarely-seen works from private collections and others that previously one had only read about. Added bonuses are the very clear chronology and biography that David Brooks provides. This CD-ROM both broadens and deepens one's knowledge of The Master and is excellent value for money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars MEET VAN GOGH IN A BOOK
    I have read above book in Greek and although I have to admit my knowledge concerning art is poor, I was fascinated.

    Excellent presentation. Touching writing, real documents from Van Gogh's life. You can spend hours on each page looking at the paintings, the conception of using those thick lines of paint to creat this amazing result.

    You meet Van Gogh in this book. You meet the man, the perfection of the artist's and his madness and I'm sure that this madness is to be blamed for the artist's blooming! ... Read more


    9. Van Gogh : Vertigo of Light
    by JACQUELINE GUILLAUD
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    Asin: 0517583062
    Catlog: Book (1991-10-12)
    Publisher: Clarkson Potter
    Sales Rank: 2080884
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    Another title from The Crown Art Library, the most useful monographs available on a wide range of significant artists. Each volume is written by an internationally recognized authority and is generously illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artist's paintings and two-color reproductions of sketches and line drawings. ... Read more


    10. Zurbaran 1598-1664
    by Julian Gallego
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    Asin: 0881681156
    Catlog: Book (1987-11-01)
    Publisher: Book Sales
    Sales Rank: 2427332
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    11. William Wegman Polaroids
    by William Wegman
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    Asin: 0810934809
    Catlog: Book (2002-10-08)
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    Sales Rank: 30739
    Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Photography finds its own Rocky
    We are living in an age of sequels. From Star Wars and Matrix of Hollywood to the Gulf Wars, it is repetitions with the same premises and towards, dull or worst, tragic effect. Wegman's early work with his dog Man Ray captured everyone's imagination with its wit and sometimes thought provoking concepts. Wegman like his dogs also became a star, subject of documentaries and an advertising model for Gap clothing. Alas, there was no one to tell this talented artist when to stop, and from doing the children's fables to an episode of Hardy Boys adventure, Wegman's canine companions have found more newer uses including featuring as various alphabets in books for nursery children as well as in between graduate courses offerings in a New School for Social Research catalog.

    Like Sylvester Stallone's Rocky that raided the Oscars cupboard in the 1970s, only to milk the concept dry (Mr. Stallone is reportedly scripting another edition), Mr. Wegman has chosen to risk doing the same with his canine models. His latest offering is getting into another commercial territory besides that of prequels and sequels -- the "Making of ___" (for a hit movie) or the "outtakes" or "Alternative Takes" (for a well known but dead musician). Whether Wegman is the Hendrix of Photography or revisiting Man Ray's polaroids is like "the Making of Citizen Kane" is something debatable. What is however more certain is that despite the high levels of literacy that permeates photographic art and the fact that photography doesn't have to pander to the lowest common denominator like most other art forms, it cannot escape the trends in the market place. Trends driven, not by artists but accountants and following the cold logic of prequels, sequels, outtakes and alternative tracks. Whether Wegman will soon be getting his canine models to reinterpret the boy scouts manual or move from the Hardy Boys to Nancy Drew adventures, is there to see. But if this does happen, remember you read it here first. ... Read more


    12. A Dog's Life : A Book of Classic Photographs (Dog's Life)
    by Life Magazine
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    Asin: 0316526916
    Catlog: Book (1995-11-01)
    Publisher: Little, Brown
    Sales Rank: 291062
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars GREAT SPONTANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHY!
    It is often said that in order to take a phenominal photograph, one has to be in the right place at the right time. Some of these photos, were obviously taken at the spur of the moment by someone who was indeed at the right place at the right time. Any book put out by Life Magazine immediately captures my attention and this one was no exception. While there are many spontaneous shots here, there were also several that looked just too "posed and stiff for my liking." For example, there is one of a white poodle posing for the camera that looks cute in a book, but you better hope the guy never takes off out the back door and heads for the woods! His brushed out poodle cut rather resembles one of Dolly Parton's wigs. My preference is natural photographs that are taken when one least expects the click of the shutter and, thankfully, there are several of those here as well. This is not one of my favourite books on canine photography, but it is still one worth having.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul
    It you appreciate great photography and love dogs, this book is the perfect blending of both! Our pooch pals are captured in numerous poses and activities documenting the many ways they are an integral part of modern life. This is a book I reach for if I want a good laugh, or some tugs at my heartstrings. Dog lovers---enjoy! ... Read more


    13. The Daybooks of Edward Weston
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    Asin: 0893814458
    Catlog: Book (1991-03-01)
    Publisher: Aperture
    Sales Rank: 43773
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    For more than fifteen years, Edward Weston kept a diary in which he recorded his struggle to understand himself, his society, and his medium. Seldom has an artist written about his life as vividly, intimately, or sensitively. His journal has become a classic of photographic literature.

    A towering figure in twentieth-century photography, Weston sought to awaken human vision. His restless quest for beauty and the mystical presence behind it created a body of work unrivaled in the medium.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Weston experience- an introspective look
    A fascinating introspective look into the mind of one of the great American photographers of the beginning of the 20th century, Edward Weston. With his intricate, yet simple, and sometimes abstract images, Weston created a world of his own together with his "one true love," his camera. By evidently pouring his soul into every entry of his daybooks, Weston makes the reader gain a greater understanding of his technique and extraordinary eye for beauty. The chronological organization of entries takes the reader from Weston's days in Mexico through his days in California.
    Not only writing about photography, Weston describes his many acquaintances (his encounters with Stieglits are most interesting), his dinner parties, his adventures in a foreign land, his romantic dealings, etc. It was interesting to read of his take on Mexico of the 1920's. Also interesting is the glimpse into the life of a struggling artist who depends of every "sitting" to survive...the life of a true artist. The pairing up of his writings with sporadic clusters of his wonderful photographs enhanced and completed this Weston experience. Alltoghether a fascinating compilation of thought, highly recommendable.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Into the Intimate Life of Ed Weston
    This book is a great book to get to know the thoughts of Edward Weston on his daily work of photography and personal life. This is a diary type book of daily entries of thoughts. It has some funny points and sad points (as a lives do). Photographers today can identify with the great Photographer on his progress of daily work. If you want to see Edward Weston's thoughts in his daily life this is the book to get! I'd have to say it's awesome to know the thoughts and happenings of a great photographer of the past!

    5-0 out of 5 stars An intimate look into the mind and soul of an artist
    This book stands alone in the annals of art history. No other book gives such an intimate view into the day-to-day trials of a working artist. Weston, who from time to time fostered ambitions of becoming a writer, genrously shares his thoughts and his experiences over a 15 year period, culminating in a remarkable portrait of the artist as a human being. While literary critics may have occasion to fault his prose, which at times seems flowery and verbose, given his Victorian-age education this can be forgiven of him. Weston takes us through his decision to leave his family and travel to Mexico, where he chronicles not only his own work, but that of other artists. He writes of the bullfights, love affairs, the scenery, and of the many unforgettable characters he met along the way. Weston moved in many circles, and thoroughly enjoyed himself, whether his company be artists or revolutionaries. He shares with the reader his many instances of self doubt, of guilt, and of poverty. He also shares his many triumphs, as his original photography begins to garner commercial success. We see Weston as an art critic, giving unflinching opinions of the works of Diego Rivera, Carlos Orozco, Robinson Jeffers, and a host of others. He is no less honest in his evaluation of his own work. Included in the volume are 72 extremely well-reproduced photographs divided into the various periods of his photographic life. We are givin a behind-the-scenes look at how these photographs were made, from both the artistic and the technical point of veiw. Most importantly, the Daybooks is not just for photographers or Weston afficianodos, but for anyone who appreciates a well-written autobiography of a remarkable artist. ... Read more


    14. Van Gogh : 16 Art Stickers (Fine Art Stickers)
    by Vincent Van Gogh
    list price: $1.50
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    Asin: 0486403955
    Catlog: Book (1998-11-27)
    Publisher: Dover Publications
    Sales Rank: 542515
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Sunflowers, The Bridge at Langlois, The Postman Roulin, Vincent’s Chair, Café Terrace By Night, and 11 others.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A "must" for Vincent van Gogh enthusiasts!
    Vincent van Gogh is one of the truly influential painters of his day and painted art revealing complex spirituality and intense emotion that continue to impress art students, connoisseurs, and artists today. He was able to imbue his work with his own psychological presence as is especially evidenced in his many self-portraits. In Van Gogh, art historian and Post-Impressionist expert Belinda Thompson has assembled his paintings and works drawn from the archives and collections of the Art Institute Of Chicago including such famous works as an 1887 Self-Portrait, The Bedroom, and Madame Roulin Rocking the Cradle. Thirty of the images are reproduced in full color, together with another twenty-two duotone comparative illustrations. Van Gogh is further enhanced for the reader with an informative account tracing the great artist's development as a painter in Holland, England, and France in a career that was to last less than a decade. Van Gogh is a very highly recommended addition to any personal, academic, or community library Post-Impressionist art history reference collection in general, and to Vincent van Gogh enthusiasts in particular.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good stocking stuffer or use for stationary, envelopes, etc.
    These stickers are approx. 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" and include the title of the painting and artist name.They are clear, good quality despite being sticker size. There are many applications for these including stationary, envelopes, etc. or make great stocking stuffers.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Van Gogh art stickers
    Beautiful and affordable. They make wonderful additions to letters for friends, and my young son likes to make his own stationery with them. We also contributed some art stickers by Matisse and Degas to his classroom for a celebration of spring. ... Read more


    15. Through Another Lens: My Years With Edward Weston
    by Charis Wilson, Wendy Madar
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    Asin: 0865475210
    Catlog: Book (1998-05-01)
    Publisher: North Point Pr
    Sales Rank: 519472
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Charis Wilson jump starts her recollection of her years with Edward Weston with a visit to Death Valley (where, as model and photographer, they made many of his most famous photographs) for the first time in nearly 50 years. From there she follows the flow of memory. Wilson was just 19 when she first met the 48-year-old photographer. Shortly after that first encounter, Weston jotted the following entry in one of his Daybooks: "I have not opened this book for almost 8 months--and with good reason; I have been too busy, busy living. I notice the last entry was 4-20. On 4-22 a new love came into my life, a most beautiful one, one which will, I believe, stand the test of time." Wilson remembers spotting a "short man in brown clothes" as she scanned a crowded room after a concert; he was Weston. Wilson soon became his model (she is the subject of more than half of his recorded nudes), then his lover, and ultimately his wife. Their relationship seemed to transcend that of artist and muse. The two worked alongside one another, she assisting him in the darkroom, he illustrating texts she wrote.

    Wilson's memoir is filled with anecdotes about Weston's work methods and personal habits that his admirers will find delightful: Weston wore glasses to focus his shot, then yanked them off to view his subject so that each shot was achieved through a flurry of the glasses flying off and onto the photographer's face; he used a heavy tarp to transform the back of his Ford V-8 into a darkroom; he ambushed the sun, laying in the sand until it illuminated his subject just the way he desired; coated cats' whiskers with butter so they'd lick them, staying in one place long enough for him to take his shot; and had a penchant for foods that would revolt even the most iron stomached. These recollections combined with other details about their lives together, their friendships with Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Jack London and other luminaries and their work form a comprehensive if roseate view of Weston that is a substantial addition to what we know about the legendary photographer. --Jordana Moskowitz ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Edward Weston through another set of eyes
    Weston is my FAVORITE photographer of all times. I've read the daybooks (which are excellent) and own many Weston Books. While I'll not pretend Charis Wilson is a great writer (OK...it was "Co Written" by her)the book is a different prespective on a great photographer. Skip the "life and times of Charis" sections and you'll be privey to a personal side of Weston not often revealed in other writings.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A well-written, revealing rememberance.
    Charis Wilson reveals some sides of Edward Weston not previously published, and corrects some missimpressions that have been published. She is an excellent writer. Readers should recall that this book is a rememberance, not a spicy revelation; with that in mind, they should enjoy it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A snapshot into photography's greatest man-woman partnership
    This biography is an expansive treatment of the brief insight offered by Charis Wilson in her remembrance in "Edward Weston Nudes" (an Aperture monograph). It describes the artistic partnership between one of the greatest photographers in history and his muse/model/wife/inspiration - also one of the greatest in history.

    As both an amateur photographer and writer, I have learned much from both about making images and writing stories. There are many published books on Weston's photography; this book has everything that is missing - the half of the story that has been largely untold for half a century.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A marvelous book which introduces us to C. Wilson
    Charis (Kar-is) Wilson was long the companion and lover of Edward Weston. She met him at an early age (19 or 20) when he was twice her age. She proved not only a love force in his life, but she wrote much of his captions for his photographs. She tells her story in a frank and honest manner with some bit of humor. We really find out who she was and what she thought about being with one of the world's greatest photographers at the time. The book reveals new information about Edward at the same time we are finding out about Charis. A very good read which flows easily. Makes everyone want to drop life's stress, grab camera and head for Pt. Lobos and the art community of Carmel, CA ... Read more


    16. James McNeill Whistler
    by Richard Dorment, Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler
    list price: $85.00
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    Asin: 0810939762
    Catlog: Book (1995-02-01)
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    Sales Rank: 431958
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The artist as the perfectionist
    This book does an excellent job of exploring the many contradictions of the life and career of an artist who was both his own biggest fan/promoter and his own harshest critic. The book presents the many talents (artist,etcher,interior designer to name a few) and his many flaws (vain, arrogant, bitter and self serving attitude) while still showing the human side of the artist . The illustrations are complete and a glorious showing of both his popular works as well as his less known pieces. The triad of this book, "Diabolical Designs" and "Beyond the Myth" reveal an artist who deserves much more critical and popular attention. ... Read more


    17. Felix Vallotton, 1865-1925
    by Marina Ducrey
    list price: $650.00
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    Asin: 887439179X
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-30)
    Publisher: 5 Continents Editions
    Sales Rank: 718200
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    18. Edouard Vuillard
    by Guy Cogeval
    list price: $65.00
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    Asin: 0300097379
    Catlog: Book (2003-01-01)
    Publisher: Yale University Press
    Sales Rank: 194897
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    A quiet man who lived with his beloved mother, the painter Édouard Vuillard applied his inventive talents to re-imagining bourgeois interiors as shifting planes of color and pattern. Admirers of his sensuous interior world will be bowled over by this sumptuous volume with its vivid narrative and 463 exquisite color reproductions. In Édouard Vuillard, Guy Cogeval discusses the artist's life and work with a passionate involvement that is rare in contemporary art writing. He describes how Vuillard's early work as a set designer apparently led him to stage manage family members, placing them in tense or confrontational tableaux that he memorialized in paint. Vuillard was an enthusiastic amateur photographer who favored the new handheld Kodak camera. An entire chapter is dedicated to the artist's charmingly artless snapshots of family and friends. In his later years, Vuillard utilized a more down-to-earth painting style in portraits of the rich and famous. While these paintings are often dismissed as conservative, Cogeval points out Vuillard's use of subtle details to comment on some of his sitters. Four other essayists treat themes ranging from "Vuillard and Ambiguity" to the effect of his annual summer vacations on his treatment of landscape, light and composition. This exceptional book accompanies an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 19 to April 20, 2004, which travels to Montreal, Paris, and London.--Cathy Curtis ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars From hesitation to a superb rating....
    I had the opportunity to see this show at the National Gallery in Washington D.C. and am amazed at how well everything was represented both in the book and at the show. At first I wasn't going to buy the book but, after speaking with my painting professor, who has been collecting Vuillard books for over 30 years, state that this is THE most comprehensive book of Vuillard's work and probably has more information and work than all his other Vuillard books combined, well, that clenched it and I had to get the book. I am very, very glad I did.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An authoritative coverage of Vuillard's vast body of art
    The career of this French painter and photographer spanned the first four decades of the 20th century and produced a wealth of works. Edouard Vuillard represents the most comprehensive and authoritative study of Vuillard's art, with over a hundred works covering the wide range of his creations and enjoying essays by the authors, who explore his career and influences. Though it's the catalog for an exhibition in Washington DC, Edouard Vuillard will also earn its own rightful place as an authoritative coverage of Vuillard's vast body of art. ... Read more


    19. Warhol: Paintings and Sculpture 1964-1969, Vol. 2 (2 Vol. Set): The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne
    by George Frei, Neil Printz
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    Asin: 0714840874
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-01)
    Publisher: Phaidon Press
    Sales Rank: 191807
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    Andy Warhol (1928–1987) is arguably the most iconic figure in twentieth century art, an enigmatic personality who not only altered the definition of art itself but also in his wake left a vast and staggeringly complex record of his activities. Warhol’s archive consists not only of his artworks but also 1,500 cardboard boxes, flat files, and trunks filled with source material, memorabilia, correspondence, and junk mail. When the catalogue raisonné is complete, it will constitute an indisputable record of the artist’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures — some 15,000 works produced by the artist between 1948 and 1987, the year of his death.

    Volume 2 documents the artist’s paintings, sculpture, and installations made between 1964 and 1969, the important period known as "The Factory Years," when Warhol began to acquire Pop Art fame as well as a cadre of collaborators and hangers-on — all of which made "The Factory" into one of the most mythologized artist’s studios ever, and Warhol’s work at this time emblematic of his career. This volume documents 23 series and more than 1,400 individual works, including the well-known series Thirteen Most Wanted Men, the box sculptures, approximately 300 works in the Jackie series, and the 1964 and 1964–65 Flowers series, among others. As in Volume 1, Volume 2 includes a fascinating collection of source material — in particular rare studio photographs taken by Billy Name-Linich, who became the Factory’s first de facto photographic historian.

    In this volume editors Georg Frei and Neil Printz focus on Warhol’s serial production, analyzing the evolution of Warhol’s working methods and the growing relationship between Warhol’s exhibitions and his studio production. They establish a chronology for the works of this period, many of which have been difficult to locate and date due to their seriality. Their text provides both a compelling overview and unparalleled detail of an endlessly fascinating life and career.

    The project is co-sponsored by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York and Thomas Ammann Fine Art in Zurich. ... Read more


    20. Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, The
    by VincentVan Gogh
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    Asin: 0713991356
    Catlog: Book (1996-09-01)
    Publisher: Viking Adult
    Sales Rank: 557700
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    This thorough collection of van Gogh's letters has been assembled with an artful eye and sensitivity to the artist's thinking. The result is an atypical take on Vincent van Gogh that avoids putting too much stress on his troubled mental state and too much straining by the editor to shape a narrative out of van Gogh's epistolary clues. Instead, we see the thoughtful and contemplative side of this creative genius, as well as his concern for the impact his art and life had on those people closest to him. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars "the best way to love God is to love many things"
    A very fine collection of the letters, with multiple sides of VVG revealed. To read a collection of letters by an artist whose work you know very well is to invite yourself to take a look at him as a person. As a person, I found that I liked him best in these letters when he was struggling with his religion, his art, and his purpose. I'm glad that Roskill didn't make a selection that focused solely on the more famous and theatrical depressions.

    I don't agree that this work reveals Van Gogh as a writer. For me, they definitely confirmed his status as a painter. At his best in these letters, he's painting with words.

    Which doesn't make it a less interesting read. I found this a good adjunct to taking a look at the work again, it added an extra dimension to experiencing him as a painter.

    Well worth the time it takes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Intimate Look
    I bought this book several years ago in a college bookstore. How fortunate these students were to have been able to read and discuss this with others! I have had a long interest in Van Gogh and found this book to be fascinating, an almost voyeuristic look into his short life. I am glad to see that it is available * *and would hope that people now seeing the traveling Van Gogh portraiture exhibit might read it.

    De Leeuw has compiled letters covering over 25 years of Van Gogh's life, letters that offer the reader an intimate look into the artist's thoughts and emotions. He writes about his friendships, his family, his attempts at love affairs, his religious beliefs and questions, and most importantly, about his art. Theseletters reveal him as anything but the anti-social person often portrayed in the past, with the ones abouthis relationship with his brother Theo being particularly touching.

    Van Gogh was a prolific correspondent and an absolutely wonderful writer. His prose is remarkable--he could have been a writer as well as an artist. These letters shed light on the inner thoughts and the inspiration for his art and show him as a person of great passion and compassion.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK SIMPLY INSPIRED ME IN MY ART PATH
    This is probably the most terrific book I have ever read in my whole life. Before I bought this book I couldn't believe how Van Gogh 's life was so joined to his brother Theo and , after reading this book ,I realized howimportant could be in your life the presence of such an important person asa brother that support your life's choise as an artist or any other thingwhich needs strong support and stubborness to be archived. This told,thebook offer Van Gogh's mail to Theo disclosing the whole process of Van Goghartistic development from the early years when he was spending his lonelylife ,to his relationship with Sien ,to the days of the great hope(Antwerp,Paris), to the total ruin in Arles and Sain Remi' in south ofFrance. All those letter ends with a greeting from Van Gogh which Iconsider unique and that I want to borrow for my own: With a hand-shakeyour faithful Luca.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Spirit of a Great Artist
    While Vincent van Gogh has always been one of my favorite artists, this compilation of his letters combined with a more in-depth study of his work has intensified my appreciation of him as both an artist and a person. I've always felt it was impossible to separate this particular artist fromhis work and reading his letters has led me to a better understanding ofwhy this is.These letters beautifully capture his soul and spirit andreveal him as the caring, expressive and socially aware person that he was. The combination of strength of character and vulnerability expressed inthese letters explain both the intensity and sensitivity of his work. ... Read more


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