Van Gogh Wilhelm Uhde

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A splendid presentation of the work of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, much loved for the rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold colour of his paintings. This richly sumptuous edition features van Gogh’s most celebrated works – from Starry Night to Sunflowers, from the landscapes and people of Arles to self-portraits, interiors and still lifes – as selected by Ludwig Goldscheider, co-founder of Phaidon Press, for the original 1936 edition. The classic essay on van Gogh’s life and work by Wilhelm Uhde is supplemented by a completely new introduction written by Louis van Tilborgh, and the tipped-on plates, luxurious papers and elegant design make this a true collector’s edition. Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 354 x 260 mm (14 x 10 1/4 in)
  • Pages: 180 pp
  • Illustrations: 125 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714868905

Wilhelm Uhde (1874–1947) was an art critic and dealer who witnessed at first hand van Gogh’s posthumous rise to fame in the early twentieth century. Louis van Tilborgh is Senior Researcher at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

"It wasn't until we saw these books in person that we were able to appreciate how sumptuous, smartly designed, and just plain sexy they are. Best of all are the illustrations. Each volume has 125 crisp and meticulous reproductions – the Van Gogh colors are ripe to the point of bursting." —Elle Decor

"We forget, in our image-laden era, just how recent a phenomenon art books are, with their true-colour reproductions of both old and contemporary works of art. We also forget just how essential they are, not just for the pleasure of the general public, but as a source of inspiration for artists and to encourage new generations of collectors and art historians. One key factor in this progress was the founding of Phaidon Press in 1923... Last year Phaidon embarked on a major project to produce a new series of 'Phaidon Classics'... A major decision has been to update the selection of images and the catalogue notes, but to retain the original essays, adding instead a preface by a contemporary scholar. What you get, therefore, besides a beautiful book, is a fascinating dialogue between quite different styles of address to the art-loving audience. This is an astute move." —

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