One hundred years ago Paul Gauguin set sail for Tahiti with the dream of discovering a primitive paradise untroubled by the adverse effects of civilization. Gauguin's South Seas tells the turbulent story of his ten years there and his later period in the Marquesas Islands, while a superb selection of colour reproductions of well-known and less familiar works brilliantly conveys his idyllic view of the exotic landscapes he cherished and the people he loved.

Librarian's note: an alternate cover edition
ISBN: 1 85145 937 5