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First Friday Night
in Scituate Harbor:
August 1st




May Book Group: How Georgia Became O'Keeffe

05/09/2013 6:30 pm

Front Street Book Shop's book group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. All welcome to attend. Each book is chosen by majority vote at the close of each meeting. Choices are in-print, paperback, and alternate between fiction & non-fiction.

ISBN-13: 9780762781294
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: skirt!, 4/2013
Most people associate Georgia O'Keeffe with New Mexico, painted cow skulls, and her flower paintings. She was revered for so long--born in 1887, died at age ninety-eight in 1986--that we forget how young, restless, passionate, searching, striking, even fearful she once was--a dazzling, mysterious female force in bohemian New York City during its heyday. In this distinctive book, Karen Karbo cracks open the O'Keeffe icon in her characteristic style, making one of the greatest women painters in American history vital and relevant for yet another generation. She chronicles O'Keeffe's early life, her desire to be an artist, and the key moment when art became her form of self-expression. She also explores O'Keeffe's passionate love affair with master photographer Alfred Stieglitz, who took a series of 500 black-and-white photographs of O'Keeffe during the early years of their marriage. This is not a traditional biography, but rather a compelling, contemporary reassessment of the life of O'Keeffe with an eye toward understanding what we can learn from her way of being in the world.

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