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Georgia O'Keeffe has long been recognized as one of America's most adventurous early modernist artists. But critics often suggest that she became a revolutionary despite her American background, not because of it. Bram Dijkstra challenges that point of view. In this searching reappraisal of O'Keeffe's work, the distinguished cultural historian shows that her art was decisiGeorgia O'Keeffe has long been recognized as one of America's most adventurous early modernist artists. But critics often suggest that she became a revolutionary despite her American background, not because of it. Bram Dijkstra challenges that point of view. In this searching reappraisal of O'Keeffe's work, the distinguished cultural historian shows that her art was decisively shaped by the America in which she grew up. In doing so, he casts new light on the facts of O'Keeffe's remarkable life and offers incisive new readings of many of her most important paintings....

Title : Georgia O'Keeffe and the Eros of Place
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ISBN : 9780691015620
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Georgia O'Keeffe and the Eros of Place Reviews

  • Christina Aiello
    2018-11-18 00:04

    Verbose. He seems to harangue pretentious art critics while himself sounding quite pretentious. I found some of the content interesting, but was put off by several aspects of the work. Certain points are belabored, some seem irrelevant (Edgar Allen Poe was an odd theme to thread throughout the book), and others insulted my field of work- lumping all scientists and evolutionary theory in with social "darwinism" (in quotes because it is a complete perversion of his theories and his name should not even be associated with it) and painting science as some prejudice-justifying evil. I feel that wasn't the author's intent, but the way the issues were presented had that effect nonetheless. I found value and insight from the detailed look at the prevailing sexism in society and specifically the art world, but the book was generally not what I was expecting.

  • Jonathan Walz
    2018-10-24 01:06

    Useful. Less about O'Keeffe directly than I was hoping but interesting analysis of gender especially. Edgar Allan Poe haunts this book, which seemed a bit strange, but ok.

  • erica
    2018-11-13 00:22

    i blogged about this here.