Cover of: Letters to his wife and friends | Paul Gauguin

Letters to his wife and friends

1st ArtWorks ed.

Published by MFA Publications in Boston, Mass .
Written in English.

About the Book

"As both art and history and enduring legend have shown, Gauguin's life in the South Seas was anything but ecstatic or peaceful, even as he created some of the most revolutionary and iconic objects of his time. This book, to date the most comprehensive volume of the painter's letters to be published in English, offers an uncensored glimpse into Gauguin's life, from his days as a young newlywed reporting on the birth of his first child, through his early developments as an artist, and finally throughout the extraordinary adventure of his years in Tahiti and the Marquesas. Gauguin's writings, from Noa Noa to his Intimate Journals, show him to be a talented, uninhibited literary stylist, as far ahead of his time in words as he was on canvas. Nowhere is this more evident than in these letters to many of his closest associates and, above all, to his wife Mette, for whom he detailed his plans, described artworks in progress, and gave running accounts of his life and states of mind on distant shores. Now back in print after many years, Letters to His Wife and Friends remains one of the most revealing epistolary autobiographies ever assembled."--BOOK JACKET.

About the Edition

"As both art and history and enduring legend have shown, Gauguin's life in the South Seas was anything but ecstatic or peaceful, even as he created some of the most revolutionary and iconic objects of his time. This book, to date the most comprehensive volume of the painter's letters to be published in English, offers an uncensored glimpse into Gauguin's life, from his days as a young newlywed reporting on the birth of his first child, through his early developments as an artist, and finally throughout the extraordinary adventure of his years in Tahiti and the Marquesas. Gauguin's writings, from Noa Noa to his Intimate Journals, show him to be a talented, uninhibited literary stylist, as far ahead of his time in words as he was on canvas. Nowhere is this more evident than in these letters to many of his closest associates and, above all, to his wife Mette, for whom he detailed his plans, described artworks in progress, and gave running accounts of his life and states of mind on distant shores. Now back in print after many years, Letters to His Wife and Friends remains one of the most revealing epistolary autobiographies ever assembled."--BOOK JACKET.

Edition Notes

"Originally published as Lettres à sa femme et à ses amis by Editions Grasset & Fasquelle, Paris, in 1946. This translation was originally published in 1949 by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland"--T.p. verso.

Series
ArtWorks

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
759.4
Library of Congress
ND553.G27 A3 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination
255 p., [14] leaves of plates :
Number of pages
255

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24927212M
Internet Archive
letterstohiswife00gaug
ISBN 10
0878466657
ISBN 13
9780878466658
LC Control Number
2003108585
OCLC/WorldCat
53303589
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