This lavishly illustrated volume presents a magnificent selection of OKeeffes paintings, drawings, and sculptures, all reproduced in faithful color. Read more...
This lavishly illustrated volume presents a magnificent selection of OKeeffes paintings, drawings, and sculptures, all reproduced in faithful color. It also offers a generous portfolio of photographssome previously unpublishedby OKeeffe; many by Alfred Stieglitz, her husband and mentor; and others by such renowned photographers as Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, Philippe Halsman, Yousuf Karsh, and Todd Webb.
In addition, there are a number of works by American Modernist painters who painted in New MexicoGeorge Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, and Edward Hopper, among others.
- ISBN-13: 9780810909571
- ISBN-10: 081090957X
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
- Publish Date: March 2007
- Page Count: 352
- Reading Level: Ages 13-22
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 152.
- Review Date: 2007-04-30
- Reviewer: Staff
Georgia O'Keeffe's effortless genius is easy to take for granted unless a curator or museum finds a way to make it new again. A dedicated museum in Santa Fe successfully refreshes the artist in this unexpectedly observant catalogue, edited by the museum's curator. Organized by subject—abstractions, still lifes, landscapes—the 336 color reproductions capture well the ecstasy of O'Keeffe's eye. Here is her favorite wooden door, the road to Santa Fe, a canyon. Two lavish gatefolds keep thematic work side by side. The book lets the artist's work and words speak for themselves, as the light text mainly consists of extended captions that incorporate sparky quotes from O'Keeffe's letters and interviews: “The red hill is a piece of the bad lands where even the grass is gone.... I think [it] our most beautiful country—you may not have seen it, so you want me always to paint flowers.” While the book contains its fair share of O'Keeffe flowers, it gives full credit to her red hill and her unique ability to see movement and light in a rock, a flagpole or even a favorite doorway. Essential for fans, the book also makes for a handsome introduction to the artist's brilliance. (May)