ThaiSunset Publications

    COLLECTIBLE BOOKS — Large size 8½ x 11 in. (US Letter) — Full colour on 80# white coated paper

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The paintings of Vicent van Gogh

Vincent Willem van Gogh
The Paintings of Vincent van Gogh — Holland, Paris, Arles and Auvers (1881-1890)

Born into an upper-middle class family, Van Gogh drew as a child and was serious, quiet, and thoughtful. As a young man, he worked as an art dealer, often traveling, but became depressed after he was transferred to London. He turned to religion and spent time as a Protestant missionary in Southern Belgium.
    Van Gogh loved art from an early age. He began to draw as a child, and he continued making drawings throughout the years leading to his decision to become an artist. He did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during his last two years. He died at the age of 37. In just over a decade, van Gogh produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1.300 watercolours, drawings, sketches and prints. Vincent van Gogh lived 120 years ago, and yet his artwork is still altering the way we view beauty, persona, individuality, and style in art. His many paintings and drawings have been copied by thousands but duplicated by none. What people today consider the archetypical artistic persona is largely the result of his influence.
    This book contains 500 paintings on 230 color plates, many of which are in private collections and not easily accessible. The book includes a detailed biography and a eulogy by contemporary artists: Emile Barnard and Paul Gauguin.

Size 8.5 x 11 inches (US Letter) — 256 Pages — full colour — ISBN 978-616-598-880-3

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The paintings of Paul Gauguin

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin
The Paintings of Paul Gauguin — Bretagne, Provence, Martinique,Tahiti and the Marquesas (1887-1903)

In a somber, slightly hoarse voice, Gauguin said: "Primitive art comes from the spirit and uses nature. So-called refined art comes from sensuality and serves nature. Nature is the servant of the first and the mistress of the second. But the servant cannot forget her origins, she degrades the artist by allowing him to adore her. This is how we fall into the abominable error of Naturalism. Naturalism begins with the Greece of Pericles. Since then, there have been no more or less great artists except those who have somehow reacted against this error; but their reactions have been no more than leaps of memory, glimmers of good sense within a movement of decadence, in the end, uninterrupted for centuries. Truth is purely cerebral art, this is primitive art-the most learned of all-this was Egypt. There is the principle. In our present misery, there can be no salvation without a rational and sincere return to the principle. And this return is the necessary action of Symbolism in poetry and art." — This book includes a biography, a eulogy by Charles Morice (1903), excerpts from Gauguin's book "Noa Noa" and 310 paintings on 224 color plates, and is a rather large collection in one compendium, covering the prolific painter's and artists most dramatic and expressive period from 1887 to his death in 1903.

Size 8½ x 11 inches (US Letter) — 260 pages — full colour — ISBN ISBN 978-616-598-879-7

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Paintings of Claude Monet

Oscar-Claude Monet
The Paintings of Claude Monet

Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant).
    This book is the most comprehensive collection of Claude Monet's Paintings ever published, covering the artist's entire 64 years of creation; a keepsake for the connoisseur of fine art. On 484 pages, this book includes a detailed biography, a resume written by Monet himself (in English and French), and over 900 paintings on 460 colour plates (large format 8½ x 11 inches), as well as a special section of Monet's famous Water Lilies Series, and the Series of the London Parliament Buildings and Bridges.
    Monet's paintings obtain record prices at auctions. Le Pont du chemin de fer à Argenteuil, an 1873 painting of a railway bridge spanning the Seine near Paris, was bought for a record $41.4 million at Christie's auction in New York on 6th May 2008. The previous record for Monet's painting stood at $36.5 million. Le basin aux nyphéas from the water lilies series sold at Christie's 24 June 2008 for GBP 40,921,250 ($80,451,178) setting a new auction record for the artist. Nymphéas - Water Lilies sold for $71,846,600. This was one of the highest prices paid for Monet's work.

Hardcover: — Size: 8½ x 11 inches — 484 pages full colour

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The paintings of Paul Cezanne

Paul Cézanne
The Paintings of Paul Cezanne — The Years 1860-1906

Unlike many artists of his period who painted in only one area of composition, Cezanne was adept at many areas of composition including landscapes, still lives, nude studies, and portraits. The artist completed many portraits, often using models from real life as his guides. He employed a light style that was related to his direct observation of his subject, as indicated by the lightly amused looks on Madame Cezanne's face and her engaged postures
    From Cezanne's home in Aix-en-Provence, Southern France, where he spent many of his later years painting, he developed a special relationship with the landscape of the Provence and painted many renditions of it, especially the mountain Sainte-Victoire in the background.
    'The Bathers' (1900) is the largest in a series of nude bather paintings by Cezanne (see back cover), and is often referred to as the 'Large Bathers' or 'Big Bathers' to distinguish it from the other bather scenes painted by Cezanne. It is also considered one of the masterpieces of modern art, as well as Cezanne's finest painting. It was purchased for $100,000 for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which was criticized for the expenditure because at the time ten percent of Philadelphia's population was without bathtubs. The nude figures in the painting have been compared to Picasso's later work 'Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon,' suggesting the influence that Cezanne had on the painters of the period.

Size 8½ x 11 inches (US Letter) — 392 pages — full colour

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Henri Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa
The Paintings of Toulous-Lautrec

This book contains a detailed biography and 350 paintings on 334 full colour plates.
    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was and remains a remarkable paradox," writes Florence Coman, Curator of French Paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Scion of an ancient aristocratic family, he spent his adult life among the common people of Paris and Montmartre, even taking rooms in a brothel, and he made the city's seamy night life, cafés, cabarets, dance halls, and theater the principal subject of his art. In the 1860s during the renovation of Paris, Baron Haussmann's razing of the slums had marginalized Montmartre, which became established by the 1890s as an enclave famous for its naughty nightly revelry; the community flourished with the tourist trade attracted by advertisements in the popular press and by eye-catching posters. Lautrec's painting Marcelle Lender Dancing the Bolero in Chilpéric chronicles the spirit, style, and spectacle of the nineties, and underscores Lautrec's fascination with the ambiguous boundaries between art and artifice and between 'high' and 'low' art.
    This work, along with his related paintings, drawings, and lithographs, embodies the artist's ultimately egalitarian vision of life and art.

Book size: 8½ x 11 inches (US Letter) — 348 pages full colour

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Egon Schiele
Egon Schiele: The Paintings — Die Gemälde

Egon Leo Adolf Ludwig Schiele was born 12 June 1890 in Tulln on the Danube, Lower Austria. He was an Austrian painter of Expressionism. In addition to Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, he is one of the most important visual artists of Viennese Modernism. Schiele was a victim of Spanish influenza epidemic and lost his life on the 31st of October, 1918, aged 28, and is buried in Vienna.
    Schiele's works today achieve top prices at international auctions. In museums worldwide, his paintings are highly valued, because in spite of their artistic genius, the works find admiration of Schieles reputation as "early perfection". The largest collections of Schiele works are located in Viennese museums such as the Leopold Museum, the Belvedere and the Albertina. In addition to numerous self-portraits. Schiele is known above all for his acts, which show almost exclusively women and children. But his landscapes and images of cities are also gaining in popularity.
    This book contains nearly his entire work: 275 paintings in full color.
    Egon Leo Adolf Ludwig Schiele wurde am 12. Juni 1890 in Tulln an der Donau geboren. Neben Gustav Klimt und Oskar Kokoschka zählt er zu den bedeutendsten bildenden Künstlern der Wiener Moderne. Schiele war ein Opfer der Spanischen Grippeepidemie und starb am 31. Oktober 1918 mit 28 Jahren und ist in Wien begraben.

Book size: 8½ x 11 inches (US Letter) — 131 pages — full colour

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The paintings of Paul Cezanne

Utagawa Hiroshige
The Japanese woodcuts of Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was a Japanese painter and printmaker, known especially for his landscape prints. The last great figure of the Ukiyo-e, or popular, school of printmaking, he transmuted everyday landscapes into intimate, lyrical scenes that made him successful.
    Hiroshige dominated the popular art of Japan in the first half of the 19th century. His work was not as bold or innovative as that of the older masters, but he captured in a poetic and gentle way that people could understand the ordinary person's experience of the Japanese landscape as well as the varied moods of memorable places at different times. His total output was immense: some 5400 prints in all. He died aged 62 during the great Edo cholera epidemic of 1858 (whether the epidemic killed him is unknown) and was buried in a Zen Buddhist temple in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan.

This book contains 106 full colour images of the artist's famous woodcuts and a detailed biography.

Hardcover — Size 8½ x 11 inches (US Letter) — 85 pages — full colour

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One with the water Laura Dekker

Michael Schemmann, Compilation editor
One with the water. The Voyage around the world by Laura Dekker at age 14-16.

"I was born on a boat in New Zealand. I lived my first five years at sea. And ever since, all I've wanted is to return to that life."
    Laura Dekker was born in 1995 on a Dutch sailboat in Whangarei, New Zealand while her parents were on a world voyage and spent her first 5 years on the seas. Recognizing her interest in sailing, Laura's father bought her an Optimist sailboat for kids on her 6th birthday and she sailed every day, she writes in her book (2016), "One Girl. One Dream." Auckland: HarperCollins.
    At age 13, Laura announced her plan to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed. Child Protective Services by order of a Dutch court prevented Laura from departing, tied up her boat in the harbour and put her into foster care. Laura's lawyer eventually prevailed in court and the record-breaking attempt finally began on 21 August 2010. Laura successfully completed her solo circumnavigation in a 12.4-metre (40 ft.) two-mast ketch named Guppy, arriving at St. Maarten in the Netherland Antilles, 518 days later at the age of 16.

Hardcover — Size 8½ x 11 inches (US Letter) — 224 pages — full colour — ISBN 978-616-598-757-8

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Dream Locations Ventures Voyage to Alaska and British Columbia

Michael Schemmann, Compilation editor
DREAM DESTINATIONS. Venture's Voyages to Alaska and British Columbia.

"Some people dream of cruising into a Caribbean sunset. My dreams have always been more adventurous," says Tony Fleming. "To me, a place like Prince William Sound offers far more impressive memories — many of them created by nature's paintbrush, and a good few built from the resilience and skill required to reach such a destination at all. This past summer, a crew of friends and I made it to this spectacular body of water on the southern coast of Alaska, where glaciers and fjords stand as a testament to the awesome power that lies within water, wind and earth. We cruised in a Fleming 65 whose name, most appreciate, is Venture, and we tried our level best to live up to it."
    As to the boat's craftsmanship, "I agree with Tony Fleming," says Peter Kennedy of Knots and Boats in VENTURER Magazine IV (2015). "Boats should be incredibly sturdy, timelessly elegant, technologically sound, whisper quiet, mechanically perfect and increasingly better with every rendition."
    See also Fleming Yachts' sizeable collection of online travel videos at About Tony Videos.

Hardcover — Size 8½ x 11 inches (US Letter) — 306 pages — full colour — ISBN 978-616-598-685-4. Documentary film producer Tony Fleming's kind permission.

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Dream Destinations Venture's Voyage from England to Iceland

Michael Schemmann, Compilation editor
DREAM DESTINATIONS. Venture's Voyages from England to Ireland, Scotland, the Faroes, and Iceland.

In 2005, Tony Fleming left the day-to-day operation of Fleming Yachts to cruise the seas in his own 65 Fleming yacht named Venture, with over 60,000 nautical miles under the keel today, exploring British Columbia, Alaska, the Eastern of the US and Canada, the British Isles, the Channel Islands, Holland, Belgium, Norway and Iceland, producing and publishing 40+ thirty to sixty minute films that are attracting millions of enchanted viewers who are eagerly asking for more. See Fleming Yachts About Tony Videos.

This book covers Tony's voyage during the spring and summer of 2010 from Southampton to and surrounding Iceland with stops in Ireland; a memorable exploration to his ancestral home on the Island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland; and of his visit to the Faroe Islands that lie on the way. The film is a true masterpiece

The narrative or transcript of this book is based on a melange of Tony's films and his "BLOG," and published herein with his kind permission.

Hardcover — Size 8½ x 11 inches (US Letter) — 164 pages — full colour — ISBN 978-616-598-683-0. Documentary film producer Tony Fleming's kind permission

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Dream Destinations Venture's Voyage from Alaska to Nova Scotia

Michael Schemmann, Compilation editor
DREAM DESTINATIONS. Venture's Voyage from Alaska to Nova Scotia.

Tony Fleming and his yacht Venture took the route down the West Coast of British Columbia, California, along the long and skinny peninsula of Baja California to the Sea of Cortez, along the West Coast of Mexico and out to the Galapagos Islands, through the Panama Canal to the Cayman Islands, past Cuba and up the East Coast to New York City, the Hudson River providing the first leg of the overland route through the historic Erie Canal in upstate New York to the Great Lakes through the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Gaspe Peninsula, Halifax and Lunenburg in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia — a distance of 12,500 nautical miles.

"Along the way Venture had pushed away ice flows in Alaska and crossed the Equator. She had taken us 650 miles offshore to the Galapagos Islands and squeezed through narrow fresh water canals in Florida and New York. She had sailed the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans and passed through the Panama Canal and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. She had taken all those conditions in her stride and come through with flying colors!"

Hardcover — Size 8½ x 11 inches (US Letter) — 127 pages — full colour — ISBN 978-616-598-684-7. Documentary film producer Tony Fleming's kind permission.

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Dream Locations Venture Re-discovers Southeast Alaska 2022

Michael Schemmann, Compilation editor
DREAM DESTINATIONS. Venture Re-discovers Southeast Alaska 2022. The first six episodes.

"North of Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Sound and Cape Caution are open to the Pacific Ocean. This can be very rough, but not for our passage today. After a peaceful night in Schooner Retreat, we follow a fishing boat into Fitz Hugh Sound. We spent 2019 entirely cruising in British Columbia, so this year we are making a beeline for Southeast Alaska. Just north of the small town of Bella Bella, BC, Ivory Island Lighthouse marks the entrance into Milbank Sound and a brief encounter with the open ocean with its dangerous freaks and ocean swells."

The present book documents the first six Episodes of Tony Fleming's voyage to Southeast Alaska during the summer of 2022, which took three months and covered 3,000 miles, shown online in several 12 to 14 minute Episodes from the end of October 2022 to mid-February 2023. The episodes continued, number 11 being broadcast on 01 May 2023 on YouTube.

See also See Fleming Yachts About Tony Videos.

Hardcover — Size 8½ x 11 inches (US Letter) — 306 pages — full colour — ISBN 978-616-598-682-3. Documentary film producer Tony Fleming's kind permission.

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Hi Michael,

We just received the copy of your Fleming Yachts book, Thank you for sending it. You are to be congratulated. I have to confess that it came much quicker and much better quality than I had anticipated. The photos also look much better than I had expected. I know the book represents a lot of work on your part. I have only had time to skim through it so far as I am still catching up. I have uploaded the first two videos representing our trip to Alaska last summer [2022] and have the third episode ready to upload. [...]

Cheers, Tony

December 8, 2022

Updated 2023-05-06