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An edition of Noa Noa (1900)

Noa Noa.

Translated from the French by O.F. Theis.

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This edition was published in by N.L. Brown in New York.

Paul Gauguin fled what he called "filthy Europe" in 1891 to what he hoped would be an unspoiled paradise, Tahiti. He painted 66 magnificent can vases during the first two years he spent there and kept notes from which he later wrote Noa Noa—a journal recording his thoughts and impressions of that time.
Noa Noa—the most widely known of Gauguin's writings—is reproduced here from a rare early edition (1919), in a lucid translation capturing the artist's unpretentious style. Page after page reveals Gauguin's keen observations of Tahiti and its people, and his passionate struggle to achieve the inner harmony he expressed so profoundly on canvas. Gauguin's prose is as seductive as his paintings, filled with descriptions of warm seas, hidden lagoons, lush green forests, and beautiful Maori women.
The journal is captivating reading, offering a compelling autobiographical fragment of the soul of a genius and a rare glimpse of Oceanian culture. The brief periods of happiness Gauguin found among the Tahitians are eloquently expressed in his narrative. We understand the motives that drove him and gain a deeper appreciation of his art.
Today the manuscript provides unparalleled insight into Gauguin's thoughts as he strove to achieve spiritual peace, and into the wellsprings of a singular artistic style which changed the course of modern art. This wonderfully affordable edition—enhanced by 24 of Gauguin's South Seas drawings—makes a unique and passionate testament accessible to all art lovers.

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Noa Noa
2009, eBooksLib
E-book in French / français
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Noa Noa: The Tahiti Journal of Paul Gauguin
March 3, 2005, Chronicle Books
Hardcover in English - Re-issue edition
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Noa Noa.
March 1, 2003, Seemann-Henschel
Hardcover
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Noa Noa: voyage de Tahiti
1995, Editions Assouline
in French / français - 1. éd.
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Noa Noa: The Tahiti Journal of Paul Gauguin
September 1, 1994, Chronicle Books
Hardcover in English - Special Oc edition
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Noa Noa: the Tahiti journal of Paul Gauguin
1994, Chronicle Books
in English - Océanie ed. / by John Miller.
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Noa Noa: the Tahiti journal of Paul Gauguin
1994, Chronicle Books
in English - Océanie ed. / by John Miller.
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Noa Noa
1989, Editions Complexe
Mass Market Paperback in French / français
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Noa Noa
1988, Pauvert
in French / français - [Première édition authentique].
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Noa Noa: the Tahitian journal
1985, Dover Publications
in English
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Noa Noa: Gauguin's Tahiti
1985, Phaidon
in English
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Noa Noa: The Tahitian Journal (Fine Art Series)
June 1, 1985, Dover Publications
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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Noa Noa
1976, Archer Editions Press
in English
Cover of: Noa Noa [a journal of the South Seas]
Noa Noa [a journal of the South Seas]
1972, Noonday Press
in English
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Noa Noa
1969, Rogner & Bernhard
in French / français
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Noa noa
1963, Farrar
in English
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Noa Noa: voyage to Tahiti.
1962, Reynal
in English
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Noa Noa: voyage to Tahiti
1961, Bruno Cassirer
in English
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Noa Noa: voyage to Tahiti
1961, Cassirer
in English
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Noa noa
1957, Noonday Press
in English
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Noa Noa
1957, Noonday Press
in English
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Noa Noa: [a journal of the South Seas]
1957, Noonday Press
in English
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Noa Noa
January 1957, Farrar Straus Giroux
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Noa Noa
1954, Sagot-Le Garrec
in French / français
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Noa Noa.
1954, Sagot-Le Garrec
in French / français
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Noa Noa: voyage à Tahiti
1947, Jan Förlag
in French / français
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Noa Noa.: Voyage à Tahiti
1947, J. Förlag
in French / français
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Noa Noa.: Voyage à Tahiti
1947, J. Förlag
in French / français
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Noa Noa: my voyage to Tahiti.
1947, Lear
in English
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Noa Noa: voyage à Tahiti
1947, Jan fōrlag
in French / français
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Noa Noa.
1929, G. Crès
in French / français - Éd. définitive, bois dessinés et gravés d'après Paul Gauguin, par Daniel de Monfried.
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Noa Noa
1927, Greenberg
in English - South Seas ed.
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Noa-Noa
1927, Greenberg
in English - South Seas ed.
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Noa Noa.
1926, Ganymed, Marees
in French / français
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Noanoa.
1926, R. Piper & co.
in German / Deutsch
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Noa Noa
1925, B.Cassirer
in German / Deutsch
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Noa Noa
1920, Nicholas L. Brown
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Noa Noa.
1920, Greenberg
in English - South seas ed.
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Noa-Noa
1919, N. L. Brown
in English
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Noa Noa
1912, B. Cassirer
in German / Deutsch
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Noa Noa
1912, B. Cassirer
in German / Deutsch
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Noa Noa
1912, B. Cassirer
in German / Deutsch
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Noa Noa
1912, Bruno Cassirer
in German / Deutsch - 3. Aufl.
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Noa Noa
1908, B. Cassirer
in German / Deutsch
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Noa Noa.
1900, Éditions de La Plume
in French / français - 4. éd.
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Noa Noa: voyage to Tahiti
Publish date unknown, Cassirer
in English
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Noa Noa
Publish date unknown, Noonday Press
in English

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Noa Noa

First published in 1900



Work Description

Paul Gauguin fled what he called "filthy Europe" in 1891 to what he hoped would be an unspoiled paradise, Tahiti. He painted 66 magnificent can vases during the first two years he spent there and kept notes from which he later wrote Noa Noa—a journal recording his thoughts and impressions of that time.
Noa Noa—the most widely known of Gauguin's writings—is reproduced here from a rare early edition (1919), in a lucid translation capturing the artist's unpretentious style. Page after page reveals Gauguin's keen observations of Tahiti and its people, and his passionate struggle to achieve the inner harmony he expressed so profoundly on canvas. Gauguin's prose is as seductive as his paintings, filled with descriptions of warm seas, hidden lagoons, lush green forests, and beautiful Maori women.
The journal is captivating reading, offering a compelling autobiographical fragment of the soul of a genius and a rare glimpse of Oceanian culture. The brief periods of happiness Gauguin found among the Tahitians are eloquently expressed in his narrative. We understand the motives that drove him and gain a deeper appreciation of his art.
Today the manuscript provides unparalleled insight into Gauguin's thoughts as he strove to achieve spiritual peace, and into the wellsprings of a singular artistic style which changed the course of modern art. This wonderfully affordable edition—enhanced by 24 of Gauguin's South Seas drawings—makes a unique and passionate testament accessible to all art lovers.

Noa Noa.

Translated from the French by O.F. Theis.

This edition was published in by N.L. Brown in New York.


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Library of Congress
ND553 G27 A23

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148p.

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Open Library
OL7199510M
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