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The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles
by MARTIN GAYFORD | Nonfiction
Registered by dustyflint of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 6/21/2008
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status (set by melydia): travelling


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by dustyflint from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, June 21, 2008

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"Odd Couple" of Art History. Interesting book. 


Journal Entry 2 by dustyflint from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, June 29, 2008

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Controlled release at TOC luncheon 


Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, October 16, 2016

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This is not an ordinary book: it's a BookCrossing book! BookCrossing books are world travelers - they like to have adventures and make new friends...and every once in a while they even write home to say what they've been doing.

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This book was found in the library of Purple58, a very special woman whom I was fortunate enough to meet through our BookCrossing group, the Table of Contents.

Fiercely independent, with a loving heart and a wicked sense of humor, she was passionate about the things she believed in and was willing to stand up and be counted when necessary. She was truly a one of a kind individual, and she will be missed by all of her many friends...who prefer to believe that she's off in Vegas, having a fabulous time and eating as many desserts as she wants.
 


Journal Entry 4 by winghyphen8wing at Kewalo Basin Net Shed in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (10/30/2016 UTC) at Kewalo Basin Net Shed in Honolulu, Hawaii USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

To be released Saturday, October 29, at the Happy Holly-Day party.

This book is released in memory of BookCrosser purple58, who wanted all of her books to find good homes after she was gone. Please feel free to read it, keep it, pass it on...whatever you wish. If you have something to say about the book, or a memory to share about Holly, please feel free to post it here: she was never shy about sharing her opinions, so she wouldn't expect any less.

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Journal Entry 5 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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This book came home from purple58's wonderful send-off with me. I think Holly would have loved her final party and I'm glad I was able to be a part of it. (The word cloud in the journal entry was generated from descriptions of Holly by her friends.)

This book will be heading out soon in honor of a special woman who was undoubtedly chuckling as she planned plotted out how she would have us celebrate her life. :) 


Journal Entry 6 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, November 08, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (11/7/2016 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Headed for Virginia via media mail.

Released fpr RockDg9's The The challenge.

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I'm so glad you've found this book!

Please take a moment to make a journal entry and let the book's previous readers know that it's safe with you.

How and where did you find the book? What did you think of it? What are you going to do with it next?

It's now your book, for you to do with as you please: keep it, pass it to a friend, or maybe even leave it where someone else can find it!

If you've ever wondered where your books go after they leave your hands, join BookCrossing and you may find out: you'll be able to follow the further adventures of your books as new readers make journal entries - sometimes from surprisingly far-flung locations.

(Think of it like Where's George for books: a little like geocaching or a treasure hunt - you can follow a registered book's journey every time someone makes a new entry. Some BookCrossers even leave books *in* geocaches!)

BookCrossing: making the whole world a library! 


Journal Entry 7 by melydia at Centreville, Virginia USA on Sunday, December 04, 2016

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Part of a box from the ever generous hyphen8. Thanks so much! 


Journal Entry 8 by melydia at Centreville, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin lived together for a few months in Arles, where they each produced some of their most famous paintings. But all was not peace and artistic harmony, and a lot of the problems stemmed from Vincent's volatility. This was an interesting and unflinching look at their lives during this time, including the bickering and brothels and madness. Both of them wrote Vincent's brother (an art dealer) and others often, so there's quite a bit of documentation of how the two felt during those weeks. What really stuck with me were the descriptions of Vincent's mood swings. It's quite likely that one of the things plaguing him was bipolar disorder. This is a subject close to my heart, and I found it far more thought-provoking and even upsetting than I'd expected. But in a good way, if that makes any sense.

In terms of art, my favorites by far were the times when Gauguin and Vincent painted the same scene/person. Seeing their different interpretations side by side was simply fascinating. I definitely will need to pick up more books about these artists and their contemporaries.

A note on this edition: This is the fault of the publisher rather than the author, but the photographs really should be in color. Color is so important in both Vincent and Gauguin's paintings. I ended up looking up a lot of them on my phone while I was reading. The black and white photos simply did not do them justice. 


Journal Entry 9 by melydia at Centreville, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Bringing this to today's BCinDC meetup.

Edit: It didn't come home with me. 


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