A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.37 hours)
Product Number: Z100099258
Released: Feb 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780147524355
Narrator/s: Ann Marie Lee
Publisher: Books on Tape
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER In a dazzling work of historical fiction in the vein of Nancy Horan's Loving Frank, Dawn Tripp brings to life Georgia O'Keeffe, her love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and her quest to become an independent artist. This is not a love story. If it were, we would have the same story. But he has his, and I have mine. In 1916, Georgia O'Keeffe is a young, unknown art teacher when she travels to New York to meet Stieglitz, the famed photographer and art dealer, who has discovered O'Keeffe's work and exhibits it in his gallery. Their connection is instantaneous. O'Keeffe is quickly drawn into Stieglitz's sophisticated world, becoming his mistress, protege, and muse, as their attraction deepens into an intense and tempestuous relationship and his photographs of her, both clothed and nude, create a sensation. Yet as her own creative force develops, Georgia begins to push back against what critics and others are saying about her and her art. And soon she must make difficult choices to live a life she believes in. A breathtaking work of the imagination, Georgia is the story of a passionate young woman, her search for love and artistic freedom, the sacrifices she will face, and the bold vision that will make her a legend. Praise for Georgia "Complex and original...?iGeorgia conveys O'Keeffe's joys and disappointments, rendering both the woman and the artist with keenness and consideration."-The New York Times Book Review "As magical and provocative as O'Keeffe's lush paintings of flowers that upended the art world in the 1920s...?ripp inhabits Georgia's psyche so deeply that the reader can practically feel the paintbrush in hand as she creates her abstract paintings and New Mexico landscapes...? Evocative from the first page to the last, Tripp's Georgia is a romantic yet realistic exploration of the sacrifices one of the foremost artists of the twentieth century made for love."-USA Today "Sexually charged...?nsightful...?awn Tripp humanizes an artist who is seen in biographies as more icon than woman. Her sensuous novel is as finely rendered as an O'Keeffe painting."-The Denver Post "A vivid work forged from the actual events of O'Keeffe's life...?Tripp] imbues the novel with a protagonist who forces the reader to consider the breadth of O'Keeffe's talent, business savvy, courage and wanderlust...? [She] is vividly alive as she grapples with success, fame, integrity, love and family."-Salon "Masterful...?he book is a lovely portrayal of an iconic artist who is independent and multidimensional. Tripp's O'Keeffe is a woman hoping to break free of conventional definitions of art, life and gender, as well as a woman of deep passion and love."-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "O'Keeffe blazes across the pages in Tripp's tour de force about this indomitable woman...? Tripp has hit her stride here, bringing to life one of the most remarkable artists of the twentieth century with veracity, heart, and panache."-P

Author(s): Dawn Tripp
Original Publish Date: Feb 09, 2016

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Author(s): Dawn Tripp
Product Number EB00614343
Released: Feb 09, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780679604273

Professional reviews

"Artistic temperaments sparkle in this fictionalized account of painter Georgia O'Keeffe's relationship with photographer Alfred Steiglitz. Ann Marie Lee's capable performance of this accessible yet informative novel captures the drama of the developing relationship between the two and how each contributed to the other's influence on art and history. The simple and vivid prose is rendered into drama as Lee enunciates enthusiastically and falls into whispers for emphasis. At times, the plot slows to a distracting pace, only to leap forward and leave the listener wondering about important details that seem to be missing. Other times, Lee's intensity seems unwarranted by the text. On the whole, however, this audiobook and its narrator illuminate one of the art world's most intriguing alliances. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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