Weekends with O Keeffe

  • Filename: weekends-with-o-keeffe.
  • ISBN: 9780826349309
  • Release Date: 2013-01-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: C. S. Merrill
  • Publisher: UNM Press



Winner of the 2012 Zia Award from New Mexico Press Women In 1973 Georgia O'Keeffe employed C. S. Merrill to catalog her library for her estate. Merrill, a poet who was a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, was twenty-six years old and O'Keeffe was eighty-five, almost blind, but still painting. Over seven years, Merrill was called upon for secretarial assistance, cooking, and personal care for the artist. Merrill's journals reveal details of the daily life of a genius. The author describes how O'Keeffe stretched the canvas for her twenty-six-foot cloud painting and reports on O'Keeffe's favorite classical music and preferred performers. Merrill provided descriptions of nature when she and the artist went for walks; she read to O'Keeffe from her favorite books and helped keep her space in meticulous order. Throughout the book there are sketches of O'Keeffe's studio and an account of once assisting O'Keeffe at the easel. Jockeying for position among the helpers O'Keeffe relied upon was part of daily life at Abiquiu, where territorial chows guarded the property. Visitors came from far and wide, among them Eliot Porter and even Allen Ginsberg accompanied by Peter Orlovsky. All this is revealed in Merrill's straightforward and deeply respectful notes. Reading her book is like spending a weekend with O'Keeffe in the incomparable light and clear air of Northern New Mexico mountains and desert.

Georgia O Keeffe Watercolors

  • Filename: georgia-o-keeffe-watercolors.
  • ISBN: 1942185049
  • Release Date: 2016-05-24
  • Number of pages: 140
  • Author: Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Publisher: Radius Books/Georgia O'Keeffe Museum



A catalog of an exhibition held at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Georgia O Keeffe and Ansel Adams Natural Affinities

  • Filename: georgia-o-keeffe-and-ansel-adams-natural-affinities.
  • ISBN: 031611832X
  • Release Date: 2008-09-10
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
  • Publisher: Little, Brown



Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe first met in Taos, New Mexico, in 1929. She was already an established artist, while he was at the beginning of his career. Their friendship lasted for the rest of their lives. GEORGIA O'KEEFE AND ANSEL ADAMS: NATURAL AFFINITIES suggests parallels in their distinctive visions of both natural and human-made environments and illustrates the artists' achievements in capturing the reality and essence of the world around them. More than 100 beautifully reproduced paintings and photographs are accompanied by critical essays on Adams and O'Keeffe and a biographical essay on the friendship between Adams, O'Keeffe, and Alfred Stieglitz.

Georgia O Keeffe

  • Filename: georgia-o-keeffe.
  • ISBN: 0874519063
  • Release Date: 1989
  • Number of pages: 639
  • Author: Roxana Robinson
  • Publisher: UPNE



The first biography written with full cooperation of the O'Keeffe family examines the artist's long and distinguished career, her personal relationships, and her significance in terms of American art and the women's movement

Haiku

  • Filename: haiku.
  • ISBN: 0764956108
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Judith Patt
  • Publisher: Pomegranate



The strictest and purest of poetic forms, the Japanese haiku contains in its seventeen sound characters (on) a reference to a season as well as a distinct pause or interruption. Cherry blossoms and swallows might refer to spring; red maple leaves and deer usually imply autumn. These seasonal allusions emphasize the essence of haiku: nature and its ephemeral beauty. The graceful, evocative haiku featured here were composed by the renowned Japanese haiku masters of the past four hundred years, including Matsuo Bash, Taniguchi Buson, and Kobayashi Issa. The deceptively simple poemsrendered in English with Japanese calligraphies and transliterationsare paired with exquisite eighteenth- or nineteenth-century paintings and ukiyo-e prints and twentieth-century shin hanga woodcuts from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada. With their depth and delicacy, wide range of subtle hues, and time-honored focus on landscapes, birds, and flowers, these artworkslike their haiku counterpartsquietly capture a moment in time. Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry presents thirty-five pairs of poems and images, organized seasonally. The Introduction details the origin and development of haiku, the lives of the most famous poets, and the obstacles faced when translating the concise yet complex lines.

Ladies of the Canyons

  • Filename: ladies-of-the-canyons.
  • ISBN: 9780816524945
  • Release Date: 2015-09-17
  • Number of pages: 383
  • Author: Lesley Poling-Kempes
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press



"Ladies of the Canyons is the true story of a group of remarkable women whose lives were transformed by the people and landscape of the American Southwest in the first decades of the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

The Idea of North

  • Filename: the-idea-of-north.
  • ISBN: 3791354701
  • Release Date: 2015-09-11
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Steve Martin
  • Publisher: Prestel



This generously illustrated book examines the most significant period in the work of Lawren Harris, who was central to defining a distinctive Canadian art in the 20th century. Sparse landscapes of Lake Superior's northern shores, bold visions of the Rocky Mountains and haunting landscapes from the Eastern Arctic are hallmark themes of Lawren Harris's paintings. He was a founding member of the renowned "Group of Seven" artists' group, who believed that the Canadian landscape was central to the foundation of a national identity. Focusing on Harris's most important work of the 1920s through the early 1930s, this monograph features a selection of major works that are as iconic in Canada as those of Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper in the U.S. His remarkable use of color, light, and composition resulted in powerful scenes that reflect his progress toward a universal vision of nature's spiritual power. Drawn from the Art Gallery of Ontario's substantial holdings as well as other public collections throughout Canada, this publication repositions Harris's work and establishes him as major figure within the wider context of 20th-century modern painting in the Americas.

The Rebirthing of God

  • Filename: the-rebirthing-of-god.
  • ISBN: 9781594735424
  • Release Date: 2014-06-06
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: John Philip Newell
  • Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing



Dare to imagine a new birth from deep within Christianity, a fresh stirring of the Spirit. “The walls of Western Christianity are collapsing. In many parts of the West that collapse can only be described as seismic.... There are three main responses or reactions to this collapse. The first is to deny that it is happening. The second is to frantically try to shore up the foundations of the old thing. The third, which I invite us into, is to ask what is trying to be born that requires a radical reorientation of our vision. What is the new thing that is trying to emerge from deep within us and from deep within the collective soul of Christianity?” —from the Introduction In the midst of dramatic changes in Western Christianity, internationally respected spiritual leader, peacemaker and scholar John Philip Newell offers the hope of a fresh stirring of the Spirit among us. He invites us to be part of a new holy birth of sacred living. Speaking directly to the heart of Christians—those within the well-defined bounds of Christian practice and those on the disenchanted edges—as well as to the faithful and seekers of other traditions, he explores eight major features of a new birthing of Christianity: Coming back into relationship with the Earth as sacred Reconnecting with compassion as the ground of true relationship Celebrating the Light that is at the heart of all life Reverencing the wisdom of other religious traditions Rediscovering spiritual practice as the basis for transformation Living the way of nonviolence among nations Looking to the unconscious as the wellspring of new vision Following love as the seed-force of new birth in our lives and world

The Secret Birds

  • Filename: the-secret-birds.
  • ISBN: 1940430763
  • Release Date: 2016-06-14
  • Number of pages: 100
  • Author: Tony Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher:



Tony Fitzpatrick's "The Secret Birds" interweaves poetry, ephemera, and original artwork in this examination of life, creativity, and mortality.

Read My Pins

  • Filename: read-my-pins.
  • ISBN: 0061938491
  • Release Date: 2009-09-29
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Madeleine Albright
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



New from New York Times bestselling author and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Read My Pins is a story and celebration of how one woman’s jewelry collection was used to make diplomatic history. Exploring the use of the pin or brooch as a means of personal and diplomatic expression and featuring a gallery of fascinating photographs, this unique, intimate, and revealing biography offers a whole new side of Secretary Albright, one of our most beloved public servants.

A Painter s Kitchen

  • Filename: a-painter-s-kitchen.
  • ISBN: UCSD:31822035090125
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 109
  • Author: Margaret Wood
  • Publisher:



Georgia O'Keeffe, well known for her striking paintings of the Southwest, carried her creativity into the kitchen, where she took great pride in her healthy culinary style. The meals served in her household focused on homegrown and natural foods. They were always tasty, nutritious, modest, and beautifully prepared. "A Painter's Kitchen" is Margaret Wood's recollection of seventy recipes from Georgia O'Keeffe's kitchen. As Miss O'Keeffe's companion for five years, Wood's responsibilities included, among other things, preparing many of the meals. O'Keeffe directed Miss Wood in the preparation of simple, delicious food using many fresh ingredients and insisted that Wood pay scrupulous attention to every step of food production and preparation. Besides containing recipes from Miss O'Keeffe's kitchen, the book describes in charming detail Miss O'Keeffe's outlook on food, philosophy, life, art, and the world, while maintaining respect for the artist's well-known desire for privacy. Margaret Wood left Miss O'Keeffe's employ in 1982. She was a production weaver for Kozikowski Tapestry Weavers and since 1988 has been a speech/language pathologist. "Lavishly sprinkled with black-and-white photographs of the artist as well as full-color food photos, "A Painter's Kitchen" is a feast for the eyes as well as the mind and stomach."-"Mail Order Gourmet" "More than just a cookbook, this text describes O'Keeffe's outlook on life and art in 128 pages."-"Southwest Art" "Here is a way of cooking and eating serene in accumulated wisdom (MissO'Keeffe was in her nineties at the time the author knew her) and rich in undiminished sensual delight."-"Cook Book" Sample Recipe: During the 1960s and 1970s, many prominent magazines featured interviews with Georgia O'Keeffe, along with photographs of both her houses. During supper one evening she recalled the occasion when a female staff member from one of the magazines had come to the Abiquiu house and was straightening everything up so meticulously that it no longer looked like the painter's house. At one point, when the woman was making every curtain pleat perfect, Miss O'Keeffe could not resist saying to her,

Underwater Dogs Kids Edition

  • Filename: underwater-dogs-kids-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781472212535
  • Release Date: 2013-09-24
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Seth Casteel
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Dive right into this kids edition of Seth Casteel's amazing Underwater Dogs. With colorful photographs of the cutest canines chasing after their favourite toys and hilarious, joyful rhymes, this is a special treat for kids and adults alike.

A Strange Mixture

  • Filename: a-strange-mixture.
  • ISBN: 080614484X
  • Release Date: 2015-01-21
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Sascha T. Scott
  • Publisher:



Attracted to the rich ceremonial life and unique architecture of the New Mexico pueblos, many early-twentieth-century artists depicted Pueblo peoples, places, and culture in paintings. These artists' encounters with Pueblo Indians fostered their awareness of Native political struggles and led them to join with Pueblo communities to champion Indian rights. In this book, art historian Sascha T. Scott examines the ways in which non-Pueblo and Pueblo artists advocated for American Indian cultures by confronting some of the cultural, legal, and political issues of the day. Scott closely examines the work of five diverse artists, exploring how their art was shaped by and helped to shape Indian politics. She places the art within the context of the interwar period, 1915–30, a time when federal Indian policy shifted away from forced assimilation and toward preservation of Native cultures. Through careful analysis of paintings by Ernest L. Blumenschein, John Sloan, Marsden Hartley, and Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal), Scott shows how their depictions of thriving Pueblo life and rituals promoted cultural preservation and challenged the pervasive romanticizing theme of the “vanishing Indian.” Georgia O'Keeffe's images of Pueblo dances, which connect abstraction with lived experience, testify to the legacy of these political and aesthetic transformations. Scott makes use of anthropology, history, and indigenous studies in her art historical narrative. She is one of the first scholars to address varied responses to issues of cultural preservation by aesthetically and culturally diverse artists, including Pueblo painters. Beautifully designed, this book features nearly sixty artworks reproduced in full color.

Infinity Net The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama

  • Filename: infinity-net-the-autobiography-of-yayoi-kusama.
  • ISBN: 9781849760874
  • Release Date: 2013-09-05
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Yayoi Kusama
  • Publisher: Tate Enterprises Ltd



'I am deeply terrified by the obsessions crawling over my body, whether they come from within me or from outside. I fluctuate between feelings of reality and unreality. I, myself, delight in my obsessions.' Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant contemporary artists at work today. This engaging autobiography tells the story of her life and extraordinary career in her own words, revealing her as a fascinating figure and maverick artist who channels her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends cultural barriers. Kusama describes the decade she spent in New York, first as a poverty stricken artist and later as the doyenne of an alternative counter-cultural scene. She provides a frank and touching account of her relationships with key art-world figures, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Donald Judd and the reclusive Joseph Cornell, with whom Kusama forged a close bond. Incandid terms she describes her childhood and the first appearance of the obsessive visions that have haunted her throughout her life. Returning to Japan in the early 1970s, Kusama checked herself into a psychiatric hospital in Tokyo where she resides to the present day, emerging to dedicate herself with seemingly endless vigour to her art and her writing. This remarkable autobiography provides a powerful insight into a unique artistic mind, haunted by fears and phobias yet determined to maintain her position at the forefront of the artistic avant-garde. In addition to her artwork, Yayoi Kusama is the author of numerous volumes of poetry and fiction, including The Hustler's Grotto of Christopher Street, Manhattan Suicide Addict and Violet Obsession.

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