John Loengard

Georgia O'Keeffe At Ghost Ranch
by John Loengard
Publisher's Description
In 1966, photographer John Loengard was commissioned by Life magazine to photograph Georgia O'Keeffe at her residence in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The resulting photographic essay was published as the cover story to the March 1, 1968 issue, which has long since been considered a classic. Loengard chose and sequenced the images in this book, developing a calm and mysterious effect, as he follows O'Keeffe through a day in her sanctuary, Ghost Ranch. Review
The vast landscape of New Mexico won the heart of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe on her first visit there in 1917, and the open sky, parched earth, and bleached white bones she found there soon became the prominent subjects of her paintings. She granted John Loengard, a photographer for Life magazine, the rare opportunity to photograph her in her home at Ghost Ranch in 1966. Fifty of the black-and-white photographs he took that day fill this 79-page, small-format hardcover and form a classic record of a day in the life of an eminent yet elusive artist. Quotes by O'Keeffe about New Mexico and brief biographies of the painter and Loengard add extra dimension to the images. --A.C. Smith
ISBN: 1556704232
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Hardcover : 80 pages
Language: English
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