Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wideness and Wonder: The Life and Art of Georgia O'Keeffe

by Susan Goldman Rubin
Chronicle Books | April 6, 2011

Many of us are familiar with Georgia O'Keeffe's art. But what of her life? This succinct portrayal of her life from childhood through death is fascinating. In what we've come to expect from Rubin, it's put together beautifully with the younger reader in mind and it works perfectly. In what we've come to expect from Chronicle, it's well-designed and beautiful to look at, which is apropos - a beautiful book about art.

Lots of archival photos are included as well as O'Keeffe's art, as well. The brightly colored pages are reminiscent of the bright colors in her works. A full bibliography, photo credits, and index make for an extensive back matter.

If an adult reader wants to know more about O'Keeffe, go here first. And if your 6th or 7th grader is doing a report on someone next year, encourage them to choose this subject just so you can put this book on your coffee table afterwards!

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