Georgia O'Keeffe (Artists Through the Ages)

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Georgia O’Keeffe is widely regarded as a founder of American Modernism. She is best known for her large, close-up paintings of natural forms and for her desert landscapes. Despite attending art schools and winning awards, she once quit painting for four years because she didn’t think she was good enough. Readers learn these fascinating biographical details and more with this text, which presents O’Keeffe’s life and her best-known works. Readers learn about the time period in which she lived, her contemporaries, and the things that inspired her to paint. Informative sidebars complete a comprehensive learning experience.

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Gr 3-6-Eye-catching examinations of big names in art. Though these books are clearly laid out for reluctant readers, with short blocks of text and rich graphics, the narratives can be difficult to follow at times. A faux scrapbook format blends famous pieces of artwork, photographs, maps, and sidebars about related people and topics over a pastel-colored background. Reproductions of paintings are seamlessly paired with descriptions of the artist's life or aesthetic concerns. Research tools are limited, however. VERDICT Despite some drawbacks, this is a useful hi-lo introduction to a variety of artistic styles and periods.α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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