Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Bookworm Artist

Today's book is "MY FARAWAY ONE: Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Volume I, 1915-1933"Edited by Sarah Greenough. Debra Sullivan says on this book: "Letters are the most vivid way to access the dead." Debra Sullivan has an interesting article on this book in the NY Times Sunday Book Review and you can listen to the podcast where she talks about this book. Georgia O'Keeffe made these letters available with the one the condition that they only be published 20 years after her death. This can be an interesting book and I found the podcast really insightful. One thing that might influence your expectation of this book. O'Keeffe did not define or defend her artistic abilities or directions in these letters but rather concentrate on her relationship with Alfred Stieglitz.

Regards Corlia

See the list of books up to date on the Bookworm Artist Page

Goal of this blog post will be to create a useful, inspiring, and art related book list. The post will go out saying who submitted the book titles and why they find it useful or inspiring or interesting. Please try to keep all book titles related to art, art history, art Stories(fiction), Art Technique, Art Bio or auto Bio, Art Documentaries. The titles of the books will go onto a Blog Page which you can reach by clicking on a tab called the “The Bookworm Artist” at the top of the WCAGA blog. Please send Corlia a message if you have a book title to share.  

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