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The Resource Gauguin by himself, edited by Belinda Thomson

Gauguin by himself, edited by Belinda Thomson

Label
Gauguin by himself
Title
Gauguin by himself
Statement of responsibility
edited by Belinda Thomson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Following established precedent, Gauguin by himself is concerned to present as comprehensive a picture of the life and work of its subject as possible, by means of the artist's paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture and prints on the one hand, and his written words on the other. Paul Gauguin, like Vincent van Gogh, was unusual among his contemporaries in the importance he attached to the activity of writing. As well as being a lively correspondent, at certain moments in his career he found the written word a more biddable medium for self-expression than paint and canvas. Gauguin's art and writing combined provide an extraordinary charting of his progress as he learned to master his craft and ventured forth around the colonial globe in pursuit of an elusive dream. Although compilations have been devoted to Gauguin as a writer, this is the first publication to attempt a complementary presentation of the two activities. A complete edition of Gauguin's correspondence is in the process of being published and a number of facsimiles of his various self-contained 'books' such as his Cahier pour Aline or Noa Noa exist, but a comprehensive collection of his other writings and journalism has yet to appear. The current selection has been made with a view to providing insights into Gauguin's character and thought, as well as a concise and self-explanatory counterpoint to his artistic development; it does not pretend to be exhaustive. It draws most heavily on Gauguin's correspondence with family and friends. His writings on more general topics, most of which came at the end of his life when he was too ill to paint, are introduced in so far as seemed appropriate to elucidate the decisions he had made in life and art and his attitudes to the role of the artist in contemporary society
Cataloging source
KWiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1848-1903
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gauguin, Paul
Dewey number
759.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6853.G34
LC item number
A3 1993
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thomson, Belinda
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gauguin, Paul
  • Gauguin, Paul
  • Artists
Label
Gauguin by himself, edited by Belinda Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Bulfinch Press book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paul Gauguin: interpreting the words -- 1873-1887: the impressionist years -- 1888-1891: emergence as an avant-garde leader -- 1891-1895: the first Tahitian voyage and its aftermath -- 1895-1903: the last years: Tahiti and the Marquesa
Control code
ocm28987857
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780316643924
Lccn
93071705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)28987857
Label
Gauguin by himself, edited by Belinda Thomson
Publication
Note
"A Bulfinch Press book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paul Gauguin: interpreting the words -- 1873-1887: the impressionist years -- 1888-1891: emergence as an avant-garde leader -- 1891-1895: the first Tahitian voyage and its aftermath -- 1895-1903: the last years: Tahiti and the Marquesa
Control code
ocm28987857
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780316643924
Lccn
93071705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)28987857

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