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Sunflowers for Van Gogh

Duncan, David Douglas

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ISBN 10: 0847807649 / ISBN 13: 9780847807642
Published by Rizzoli, New York, 1986
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Inscribed On The Half Title Page " Art Wishing You Sunshine Every Day - Dave ,Joined By Jean_ Autumn Kansas City 1987. The Dust Jacket Spine Is Sunned. Bookseller Inventory # 016438

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Title: Sunflowers for Van Gogh

Publisher: Rizzoli, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition.

Book Type: Book

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From the front flap of this 149-page book: "This romantic odyssey through all of Van Gogh's hauntingly beautiful sunflower paintings, and David Douglas Duncan's unknown poetic photography from the sunflower belt of southern France, pays tribute at once to the artist's achievement and the dazzling flower itself. Inspired by Van Gogh's vibrantly painted canvasses, Duncan set out on a journey to capture with color camera the plant that had so intrigued the artist. Scarce in Van Gogh's own time, the sunflower of today grows across Europe in ever-increasing numbers of fields to satisfy the commercial demand for vegetable oil. This vast floral extravaganza vies with the Dutch tulip fields for spectacular beauty and abundance, yet has been ignored until now. With photographs, Duncan reveals his own obsession to document the flower. He sought out the source of Van Gogh's inspiration at Arles, then farther afield, from Provence to the Atlantic. In the eleven known paintings of sunflowers by Van Gogh (reproduced here all together in color for the first time) and Duncan's dramatic pictures, this book celebrates a countryside flower through the eyes of two artists."

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