"Georgia O`Keeffe" by Barbara Buhler Lynes

Georgia O`Keeffe Catalogue Raisonné Barbara Buhler Lynes

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
10 Nov 1999
ISBN:
9780300081763
Imprint:
National Gallery Washington
Dimensions:
1198 pages: 318 x 267mm
Illustrations:
100 b-w + 2050 color illus.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s magnificent landscape paintings, flower studies, abstract art, and other works are greatly admired, yet the full range of her subjects, her working methods, and her stylistic development have never been accurately explored. This beautiful two-volume catalogue raisonné—which presents more than 2000 works by O’Keeffe in a variety of media—displays her innovative use of color and form and in the process sheds light on her distinctive contribution to American modernism.

A key figure in the circle of Alfred Stieglitz, O’Keeffe was at the center of the ferment taking place in American art in the early twentieth century. Aware of all the intellectual and aesthetic currents of the period, her own work—beginning with her distinctive drawings and watercolors of 1915 to 1917—nevertheless developed in highly personal ways. This catalogue includes O’Keeffe’s paintings, drawings, watercolors, and sculpture, many of which have never been reproduced, along with entries that provide all pertinent factual information. The works are arranged chronologically and are enhanced with a full bibliography, exhibitions listing, and chronology of the artist’s life.

Barbara Buhler Lynes is the Emily Fisher Landau director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Study Center and curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.


?The Georgia O?Keeffe catalogue raisonne is certainly an impressive, even beautiful example of the genre.??Norbert Lynton, Times Literary Supplement


"The sheer majestic expansiveness that [ O'Keeffe] captured so capably is readily apparent. In the 'Sky in the Clouds series . . . readers will appreciate the ease with which O'Keeffe's soft, irregular clouds stretch, float and fade into a soft, enveloping mist. The artist's flowers and skulls are faithfully reproduced here and many are complex and evocative enough to get lost in."?J.A., Washington Post Book World


"This beautiful two-volume slip-cased catalogue raisonne?which presents, in colour, more than 2,000 works by O'Keeffe in a variety of media?displays her innovative use of colour and form and in the process sheds light on her distinctive contribution to American Modernism."?Christie's Magazine


?Truly beautiful. . . . This is the ultimate book for O?Keeffe students and lovers.??Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times


"Lynes, curator of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, has painstakingly researched all of O'Keeffe's known work for this catalogue raisonne. . . . Lynes provides a wealth of information on previous publications, exhibition history, current location, dating, inscriptions, and the provenance for each work. . . . An essential acquisition for research and specialized collections in 20th-century art history."?Library Journal


?This is a formidable book, no doubt about it. It is the definitive collection of O?Keeffe between two covers.??David Steinberg, Albuquerque Journal


?This handsome catalogue raisonne . . . demonstrate[s] how deliberately O?Keeffe pursued her unique vision and how one work grew out of another. A must for any serious collection on contemporary art. General readers; undergraduates through professionals.??Choice


?These are the works that represent the career of an important American artist. This will be the book to measure the authenticity of all other O?Keeffe?s works that may appear in the future.??David G. Turner, Colorado Springs Gazette


?For very serious students of O?Keeffe, the magnificent Georgia O?Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonne, by Barbara Bulher Lynes, will be highly tempting. . . . Handsome, weighty O?Keeffe extravaganza.??Stephen May, Antiques and The Arts Weekly


"With 2,045 high-quality reproductions of O'Keeffe's work, all in color, and just shy of 2000 pages, the volumes are substantial. Visually, it is lush, crisp, even stunning."?Woman's Art Journal