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Goodreads Giveaway: My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz

There are few couples in the history of 20th-century American art and culture more prominent than Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) and Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946). Between 1915, when they first began to write to each other, and 1946, when Stieglitz died, O’Keeffe and Stieglitz exchanged over 5,000 letters (more than 25,000 pages)

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To London, with Love: On or About 100 Years Ago

Ivan Lett Virginia Woolf declared in her essay “Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown” that “On or about December 1910 human character changed.” There is hardly a better way to describe the dilemma of art in the Modernist period. The mere mention of Mrs.Woolf, her husband Leonard, E.M. Forster, and their

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Tuesday Studio: Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand

Between 1917 and 1937, Alfred Stieglitz took 331 photographs of Georgia O’Keeffe. Along with the thousands of letters the two exchanged throughout their 30-year romance, these photographs occupy a sort of middle ground between documentation and expression, between correspondence and art. They are an eloquent testament to a profound and

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Hartley paints the “psychic geography” of the West

In Marsden Hartley and the West: The Search for an American Modernism, Heather Hole examines the artist’s relationship with the American West. Hartley’s connection to the West increases to this day as MetroActive, an online weekly newspaper based out of California’s Silicon Valley, favorably reviewed Hole’s recent book. The reviewer

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Library Journal reviews recent Yale Press titles

The February issue of Library Journal features a slew of reviews for Yale Press books. Here’s an idea of what they’re saying. On Eloquence by Denis Donoghue struck Library Journal as “a well-written and engaging exploration of eloquence in literature.” They recommended this book as “an enlightening read.” In this

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Yale Press authors in the news

A few Yale Press authors have recently been in the news… Michael Makovsky, author of Churchill’s Promised Land recently wrote an op/ed piece for The Wall Street Journal called, “Protecting Iraq’s Oil”. (Subcription required) Makovsky’s book is the first to explore fully the role that Zionism played in the political

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