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

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Mai 2004



Beautifully illustrated and gracefully written, this book reproduces 50 paintings and includes striking photographs of the sites that inspired them as well as diagrams of the region's distinctive geology.


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


Barbara Buhler Lynes is Curator, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and The Emily Fisher Landau Director, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the author of "Georgia O'Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonne" and numerous other books about O'Keeffe. Lesley Poling-Kempes is an independent writer and historian currently at work on a book devoted to Ghost Ranch, 1900-1980. Frederick W. Turner, an independent writer, is the author of "Spirit of Place: The Making of an American Literary Landscape".


The illustrations are beautifully reproduced, and the book's three essays are intelligent, carefully researched, and elegantly presented. -- Roxana Robinson The Wilson Quarterly In her meticulous account, Lesley Poling-Kempes discusses the geophysical origins of this land of 'extremes and contrast,' analyzing the layered stone formations and matching them up with O'Keeffe's keen observations of red shales, sandshales and silt stones created 200 million years ago... Frederich W. Turner steps more intimately into O'Keeffe's preserve, discussing her eccentricities, her remoteness from others sharing the land ... and the mythology she did much to create... Once installed in New Mexico, though, she became an authentic new conquistador, he concludes, and entered her true final domain. -- Dore Ashton Times Literary Supplement
EAN: 9780691116594
ISBN: 0691116598
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 144 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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