Full Bloom The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe

ISBN-10: 0393327418

ISBN-13: 9780393327410

Edition: N/A

Authors: Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

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"The definitive life of O'Keeffe."--Hilton Kramer, "Los Angeles Times" Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was one of the most successful American artists of the twentieth century: her arresting paintings of enormous, intimately rendered flowers, desert landscapes, and stark white cow skulls are seminal works of modern art. But behind O'Keeffe's bold work and celebrity was a woman misunderstood by even her most ardent admirers. This large, finely balanced biography offers an astonishingly honest portrayal of a life shrouded in myth. When she was still unknown as an artist, O'Keeffe married Alfred Stieglitz, twenty-three years her senior and well established as a pioneer in art photography. The relationship was physically and intellectually passionate, but Stieglitz was a man of the world. Through the author's access to previously unavailable materials--including interviews with Dorothy Norman, Alfred Stieglitz's longtime paramour--we are offered new knowledge about O'Keeffe's defining relationships and the effect of her husband's infidelity. Driven to a nervous breakdown by the Norman affair, O'Keeffe relocated and redefined herself in New Mexico, where she created her unforgettable signature paintings. 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations, 32 color plates.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is a regular contributor to a number of publications, including ARTnews, Art in America, Architectural Digest, and the Los Angeles Times. This is her first book. She lives in Los Angeles.

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