Friday, September 25, 2015
Vincent Van Gogh On My Shelf
I forgot to include this one in the photo:
I have been moving books around and cleaning the last few days (for those of you who were wondering, we survived the inspection.) I started thinking about the number of Vincent Van Gogh books that I have (the amount almost rivals my Frida Kahlo (this post needs to be updated!) and Corita Kent collections.)
I started with the hardcover copy of The Letters of Van Gogh found at Iliad Books. It's a weighty tome but it has illustrations and it's a great book for an artist to keep in their library. Well, with all of the traveling that I sometimes do, I didn't want to lug the hardcover copy around so I opted for an inexpensive Penguin edition paperback. A short time after buying that, I wandered into Alias Books West and found a copy of Van Gogh: A Self-Portrait edited by W.H. Auden. How could I pass that up? Well, I did. At first. I thought about it and came back the next week. Luckily, it was still there. It's been by my bed ever since. I picked up the various Van Gogh books either at used bookstores or on sale (Taschen always has a great clearance sale and I found a copy of their Vincent book a few years ago.) The jewel of my collection is Van Gogh at Work which I hunted down at the Vroman's sale a couple of years ago.
There are a few Van Gogh books that I am missing:
I just found an inexpensive copy online and ordered it today.