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Biographic: Van Gogh

  • Pub date: November 2016
  • ISBN-13: 9781781452752
  • Author: Sophie Collins
  • Price: £9.99
  • Binding: HB
  • No. of pages: 96
  • Photos: Includes photos
  • Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
  • Colour : Full colour throughout

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Biographic: Van Gogh

The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world’s greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all of them in vivid snapshots.

Each Biographic title is designed to be as entertaining as it is informative. Timelines not only pinpoint significant dates, but set them in the context and culture of their times. Dynamic maps locate biographical events alongside other points of interest. Character traits are illuminated by visual comparisons.

Many people know that Vincent van Gogh (1853–90) was a 19th-century Dutch artist, a leading light of the Post-Impressionist movement who painted ‘Sunflowers’ and cut off his own ear. What, perhaps, they don’t know is that he sold, in his lifetime, only one of the 2,100 artworks he painted; that, in 1998, his work ‘Self-Portrait Without Beard’ sold for $71.5 million; that he wrote over 800 letters; and that he sent that famous ear wrapped in brown paper to a brothel. Biographic: Van Gogh presents an instant impression of his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the pictures.

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