The newest book from Michael Bird, author of Vincent’s Starry Night, is a collection of 100 letters by artists. Arranged thematically, it includes writings and musings on love, work, daily life, money, travel and the creative process. Letters between Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin show an ongoing conversation and exchange of ideas. We see mutual admiration between Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot, and Picasso’s quick notes to Jean Cocteau illustrate their closeness. Correspondence, some of which includes sketches and drawings, is reproduced with the transcript and some background and contextual information alongside. The book brings together a collection of treasures found in letters, which in our digital age are an increasingly lost art.