How Georgia Became O'keeffe: Lessons On The Art Of Living

April 2, 2013|
How Georgia Became O'keeffe: Lessons On The Art Of Living by Karen Karbo
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Most people associate Georgia O''Keeffe with New Mexico, painted cow skulls, and her flower paintings. She was revered for so long-born in 1887, died at age ninety-eight in 1986-that we forget how young, restless, passionate, searching, striking, even fearful she once was-a dazzling, mysterious female force in bohemian New York City during its heyday. In this distinctive book, Karen Karbo cracks open the O''Keeffe icon in her characteristic style, making one of the greatest women painters in American history vital and relevant for yet another generation. She chronicles O''Keeffe''s early life, her desire to be an artist, and the key moment when art became her form of self-expression. She also explores O''Keeffe''s passionate love affair with master photographer Alfred Stieglitz, who took a series of 500 black-and-white photographs of O''Keeffe during the early years of their marriage. This is not a traditional biography, but rather a compelling, contemporary reassessment of the life of O''Keeffe with an eye toward understanding what we can learn from her way of being in the world.
Karen Karbo is the author of The Gospel According to Coco Chanel (skirt!) and How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living from Kate the Great, which the Philadelphia Inquirer called "an exuberant celebration of a great original." Her three novels were all named New York Times notable books, and The Stuff of Life, her memoir about her father, was...
Title:How Georgia Became O'keeffe: Lessons On The Art Of Living
Product dimensions:256 pages, 7.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 7.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Published:April 2, 2013
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780762781294

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