Full Bloom

Full Bloom

The Art And Life Of Georgia O'keeffe

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Baker & Taylor
A portrait of the twentieth-century woman artist discusses such topics as her marriage to art photography pioneer Alfred Stieglitz, the impact of his infidelity on her psyche, and her relocation to New Mexico, where she created her signature works. 25,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
The untold story of an icon of twentieth-century art. 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 materialsincluding interviews with Dorothy Norman, Alfred Stieglitz's longtime paramourwe 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.

Blackwell North Amer
Georgia O'Keeffe was one of the most successful artists of the twentieth century. She made enormous contributions to modern art, and in her seminal paintings of intimately rendered flowers, desert landscapes, and stark white cow skulls, she applied the photographic techniques of cropping and composition usually relegated to the camera lens. But behind O'Keeffe's bold work and celebrity was a woman misunderstood by even her most ardent admirers. This biography offers an honest portrayal of a life shrouded in myth.
When she was still unknown as an artist, O'Keeffe was discovered by Alfred Stieglitz, twenty-three years her senior and well established as a pioneer in art photography. The relationship was physically and intellectually passionate, and Stieglitz soon left his wife to marry O'Keeffe. But as O'Keeffe's career began to eclipse his own, Stieglitz turned his attention to another impressionable young woman, Dorothy Norman.
In Full Bloom, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp uncovers the woman behind the legend, revealing the life of the artist through her work, her letters, and dozens of interviews with those closest to O'Keeffe in her lifetime. As the first biographer to have interviewed Dorothy Norman, Drohojowska-Philp sheds new light on O'Keeffe's motivations to leave New York for New Mexico, where she effectively redefined herself.
Drohojowska-Philp brings us much closer to understanding the genius of one of the greatest American painters. Rather than the bold, audacious woman most of us assume O'Keeffe always to have been, she emerges as a woman whose disappointments drove her to self-discovery - personally and artistically - far from the brilliance of Manhattan.

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Offers a portrait of the twentieth-century woman artist through discussions of her marriage to art photography pioneer Alfred Stieglitz, the impact of his infidelity on her psyche, and her relocation to New Mexico, where she created her signature works.

Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company 2004
ISBN: 9780393058536
0393058530
Characteristics: 628p.; col. ill.; 23 cm

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