Cover image for Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz
Title:
Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz
Author:
Richter, Peter-Cornell.
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Publication Information:
Munich ; New York : Prestel, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
119 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9783791323121
Format :
Book

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ND237.O5 R53 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Uniting 47 famous paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe from collections all over the United States with 27 stunning images by the pioneering photographer Alfred Stieglitz, this book focuses on the two artists' work, their stormy and passionate marriage, and the influence they had on one another's pictures.


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A chief virtue of this extremely short book is its vibrant illustrations of 28 O'Keeffe paintings and 32 Stieglitz photographs. The text, by photographic historian Richter, is translated from the German, with some awkwardness of diction and blurring of subtleties. In one passage he seems to imply that O'Keeffe's flowers do not represent parts of the human anatomy, which contradicts his previous assertions; it is a bold statement that deserves clearer and fuller explication. The book should have been longer to do justice to the complex intertwining of the careers of these two brilliant, idiosyncratic artists working in two different media--not to mention to probe the mysteries of their tempestuous marriage. Better yet, the author should have narrowed his focus to a few, definite points of aesthetic and intellectual cross-pollination and omitted extra material. As it is, the book tries to be a birth-to-death minibiography of both subjects, with resulting superficiality. Richter's interpretations of the images are lively and offer a good introduction, especially when he backs them up with quotations from the artists. Readers will be intrigued and can turn to the bibliography for further exploration. General readers; lower- and upper-division undergraduates. W. B. Maynard formerly, Delaware College of Art and Design