The Poetry of ThingsBook - 1999
Georgia O'Keeffe's extraordinary still-life paintings-of apples, leaves, flowers, shells, trees, rocks, crosses, bones, & doors-reinvented the genre through a new language of color & form that synthesized Eastern thought & a Western style of painting. This stunning book is the first in-depth exploration of O'Keeffe's unique contribution to still-life painting. The book presents an essay by Elizabeth Hutton Turner that explores the formative influence of Arthur Wesley Dow & the unique confluence of Eastern & Western thought in O'Keeffe's approach to objects. It is followed by an essay by Marjorie Balge-Crozier that compares O'Keeffe's invention in still life to academic practices & traditional models in Western art. The essays are accompanied by beautiful full-page reproductions of O'Keeffe's paintings as well as contextual photographs of her studios, collections, & exhibition installations & related historical & contemporary works. The book also provides an illustrated chronology of O'Keeffe's life by Elsa Mezvinsky Smithgall.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Phillips Collection ; New Haven : Yale University Press in association with the Dallas Museum of Art, c1999
Characteristics: xvi, 158 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm