A picture is worth a thousand words; and 108 brilliant full-page color reproductions of Georgia O'Keeffe's are PRICELESS!!
Collector's 1985 out-of-print vintage art book - Georgia O'Keeffe. Features outstanding biographical section and explanatory text accompanying each painting by O'Keeffe herself.
Publisher: Penguin Books, Viking Press, New York. Copyright: First edition hardcover 1976, first paperback edition 1977, 1987 printing. ISBN 0140046771. Original $29.95 printed price on back. Not ex-library.
Stunning celebration of an iconic American artist. Here, brought together from private collections and leading museums are over one hundred of her masterful paintings. The reproductions and text cover the entire range of Georgia O'Keeffe's astonishing career, in which she has moved from intense, personal abstraction to pictorial equivalents of her experience with nature - flowers, bones, rocks, landscapes - and back again to new forms of abstraction.
108 EXQUISITE color plates including oils, watercolors, pastel and charcoal sketches, some unpaginated, and many large vibrant full page plates. Extraordinary care has been taken to render with utmost fidelity, color, scale, and power of O'Keefe's art. The unusually large format permits reproductions that approximate more closely the quality of her work.
Masterpieces of organic form, metaphors of the glorious unfolding of the inner self. The artist's most prized achievements are displayed with human passion, monumental, yet small and delicate. She uses scorching colors, "Poppy" or "Oriental poppy" and stark lights and darks "Jimson weed" and "Black hollyhock".
Georgia Totti O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887—March 6, 1986). Associated with the American Southwest, where she found artistic inspiration, particularly New Mexico. Major figure in American Art since the 1920s.
Back of book: List of Illustrations and Chronology. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues, wait until you see these superb plates up close. Large quarto heavy softcover, stiff wrap boards. Illustrations FINE. 224 quality glossy cardstock pages, 14" x 10". Fine vintage condition overall. Binding tight. No writing/tears.
Pages near fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear includes light rippling. Cover very good+/very good/bright/clean/light shelfwear including light edgewear-corner bumping/light scuffing-rubbing-crease-light yellowing .
Do not pass up this O'Keeffe masterpiece; will make a FABULOUS gift!!