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Georgia O'Keeffe: The Poetry of Things Hardcover – April 10, 1999


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition, First Printing edition (April 10, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300079354
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300079357
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #394,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Robin Black Miller on September 3, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is the companion catalog to the O'Keeffe exhibition at the Phillips gallery in Washington, DC, and is a wonderful volume on O'Keeffe whether or not you were fortunate enough to see this exhibition. What impressed me most about the exhibition (and the book) is how intelligently it was put together. It examines O'Keeffe's development as an artist by tracking both her philosphy and her influences, and some rarely shown works were chosen to represent this in the exhibition (and are reproduced in the book). Of all the books on O'Keeffe that I've read, and of all the exhibitions I've seen of her work, this one by far does the best job of explaining both the artist and her work.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By mary wise on April 21, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I sent this book as a gift, based on the glowing review on this page. My donee/friend wrote: "What a wonderful surprise and delight the O'Keefe book has brought me today! It is indeed something very special, with elegant color illustrations, plus many photos from various times of her life, and biographical details all through the text. There is a wonderful photo of her (by Ansel Adams) -- she wears a dark sweater, and is sitting, sketching, at the rocky entrance to what may be a cave --- and all of her design ideas seem to be there in the photo: her own interesting form, contrasts of dark and light, austerity yet beautiful rhythms....I had no idea what a pathfinder she was, going her own road by interpreting objects in an entirely personal way. Everything has her magic touch. The color plates are excellent." I have her permission to send these comments to you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KAM on February 24, 2013
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It's difficult to find anything 'wrong' with a book representing ANYTHING Georgia. This is yet another addition to my growing 'library' on Ms. O'Keefe.
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