Step into the personal worlds of notable artists in Artists’ Letters. Starting with a late 15th century application sent by Leonardo da Vinci and working up to a 1995 thank you postcard from Cindy Sherman, this book is a treasure trove of carefully chosen messages and musings from the greats of the Western art world. Arranged thematically, it’s filled with notes on love, work, travel, the creative process and more, written to family, friends, lovers and other fellow creatives or historical figures. You’ll also find fascinating letters from artist to artist, from ongoing conversations between Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin to notes between Picasso and Jean Cocteau. Each missive is presented as a reproduction, complete with the occasions sketches and drawings, accompanied by a transcript or translation on the opposite page and illuminating commentary from author and art historian Michael Bird. A captivating collection, this book is perfect for the art lover or history buff in your life.
•7"W x 1"D x 9.5"H
•by Michael Bird
•various illustrators and translators