Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place

Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place

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by Barbara Buhler Lynes, Lesley Poling-Kempes, Frederick W. Turner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691116598

ISBN-13: 9780691116594

Pub. Date: 05/04/2004

Publisher: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe

When Georgia O'Keeffe first visited New Mexico in 1917, she was instantly drawn to the stark beauty of its unusual architectural and landscape forms. In 1929, she began spending part of almost every year painting there, first in Taos, and subsequently in and around Alcalde, Abiquiu, and Ghost Ranch, with occasional excursions to remote sites she found particularly

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When Georgia O'Keeffe first visited New Mexico in 1917, she was instantly drawn to the stark beauty of its unusual architectural and landscape forms. In 1929, she began spending part of almost every year painting there, first in Taos, and subsequently in and around Alcalde, Abiquiu, and Ghost Ranch, with occasional excursions to remote sites she found particularly compelling. Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico is the first book to analyze the artist's famous depictions of these Southwestern landscapes.

Beautifully illustrated and gracefully written, the book accompanies an exhibition of the same name at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It reproduces the exhibition's 50 paintings and includes striking photographs of the sites that inspired them as well as diagrams of the region's distinctive geology. The book examines the magnificence of O'Keeffe's work through essays by three noted authors. Barbara Buhler Lynes, Curator of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and organizer of the exhibition, discusses the relationship of the artist's paintings to the places that inspired her.

Frederick Turner offers an illuminating essay contrasting O'Keeffe's fabled aloofness from the well-established art colony in Santa Fe with her intense closeness to the local landscape she so fiercely loved. Lesley Poling-Kempes furnishes a fascinating chronicle of O'Keeffe's years in the region as well as a useful explanation of the geological forces that produced the intense colors and dramatic shapes of the landscapes O'Keeffe painted.

EXHIBIT SCHEDULE:

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Santa Fe, New Mexico

June 11-September 12, 2004

Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus, Ohio

October 1, 2004-January 16, 2005

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Buffalo, New York

January 28-May 08, 2005

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691116594
Publisher:
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe
Publication date:
05/04/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
666,605
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Director's Foreward 7

Georgia O'Keefe and New Mexica: A Sense of Place by Barbara Buhler Lynes 11

A Sense of Place I: Toas, Alcalde, Tierra Azul, Ghost Ranch, Black Place 59

A Call to Place by Lesley Poling-Kempes 77

A Sense of Place II: Chama River, White Place, Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch 89

On Her Conquest of Space by Frederick W. Turner 109

Chronology 125

Checklist 128

Suggestions for Further Reading 134

Acknowledgments 136

Index 138

Photography Credits 143

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Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico - A Sense of Place 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fascinating book, unlike any other about O'Keefe, and I have read many. It is so interesting to see side by side pictures of the paintings by O'Keefe and the actual sites where she painted them. The quality of the reproductions is excellent. Also there is interesting information about her life. Buy it if you are at all interested in O'Keefe and her artwork.
Sweet_Yogini More than 1 year ago
An informative look at the often overlooked and striking landscape paintings of one, if not the most influential American female artist. Barbara Buhler Lynes' knowledge of the artist and her life shine through in the exquisite presentation of some of O'Keeffes most outstanding pieces of her New Mexico. A must read for any O'Keeffe fan.