My Faraway One
  • Jun 21, 2011
    832 p., 7 1/2 x 10
    30 b/w illus.
    ISBN: 9780300166309
  • Cloth: $39.95 
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Art and Architecture

Published in association with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

My Faraway One

Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Volume One, 1915-1933

  • Selected, annotated, and edited by Sarah Greenough


“A marvellous correspondence personally and culturally evocative.”—Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times

“A definitive, scholarly landmark.”—Library Journal

“Greenough…provides passages of text to complete the narrative of the couple’s relationship and also to provide insights and analysis.” —Los Angeles Review of Books

“A love story pitched at the highest romantic level.”—New York Times Book Review

"Senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Greenough is a leading Stieglitz scholar. She was told by O'Keeffe in 1981 to make the book 'beautiful' and 'honest.' She has done both."—Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, Art News

“….. [A] fascinating, highly populated volume….Well produced, and keenly priced, this volume also gains from concise footnotes.”—Christopher Hawtree, The Independent

“….a remarkably intimate and touching portrait of the protagonists.”—Harry Seymour, Burlington Magazine

“Talk about a book bargain! At a time when an ordinary novel might cost $25 or more, you can acquire for just under $40 the intimate correspondence between two of the most important and influential American artists of all time: the great photographer Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and the arguably even greater painter Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986).” —Washington Post

“Human drama — and much else — appears in their letters, but is usefully clarified in the excellent footnotes and interspersed biographical material by editor Sarah Greenough, an authority on the work of Stieglitz and O’Keeffe.” —Los Angeles Times

“This volume brings us the missing pieces in the jigsaw puzzle of O’Keeffe’s life.” —ARTnews