Foursome by Carolyn Burke audiobook

Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury

By Carolyn Burke
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Random House Audio
16.96 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781984843159

A captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century art. New York, 1921: acclaimed photographer Alfred Stieglitz celebrates the success of his latest exhibition—the centerpiece, a series of nude portraits of his soon-to-be wife, the young Georgia O'Keeffe. The exhibit acts as a turning point for the painter poised to make her entrance into the art scene. There she meets Rebecca Salsbury, the fiancé of Stieglitz’s protégé, Paul Strand, marking the start of a bond between the couples that will last more than a decade and reverberate throughout their lives. In the years that followed, O'Keeffe and Stieglitz become the preeminent couple in American modern art, spurring on each other's creativity.  Observing their relationship leads Salsbury to encourage new artistic possibilities for Strand and to rethink her own potential as an artist.

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A captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century art. New York, 1921: acclaimed photographer Alfred Stieglitz celebrates the success of his latest exhibition—the centerpiece, a series of nude portraits of his soon-to-be wife, the young Georgia O'Keeffe. The exhibit acts as a turning point for the painter poised to make her entrance into the art scene. There she meets Rebecca Salsbury, the fiancé of Stieglitz’s protégé, Paul Strand, marking the start of a bond between the couples that will last more than a decade and reverberate throughout their lives. In the years that followed, O'Keeffe and Stieglitz become the preeminent couple in American modern art, spurring on each other's creativity.  Observing their relationship leads Salsbury to encourage new artistic possibilities for Strand and to rethink her own potential as an artist.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Seasoned biographer Burke ... chronicles the intertwined lives of four 20th-century influencers who propelled American photography and painting through momentous decades ... solidly researched. Library Journal
Intimate and exhaustively researched ... offers detailed insight into one of the most important periods in American art. Publishers Weekly
A well-researched account of sensual artists. Kirkus
[A] sharp-eyed group portrait of two artistic couples ... [Burke depicts] in rich detail the complex interactions among four vibrant people during a seminal era in American culture--a task she accomplishes in astute, lucid prose. Wendy Smith, The Washington Post
Fascinating, well-told. Sarah Boxer, The New York Times Book Review
Fascinating ... compelling ... thoroughly researched and capacious. Wendy Lesser, The Wall Street Journal
Deeply researched and richly imagined ... Burke focuses on two marriages in a way that amplifies the personal and artistic lives of a quartet of painters and photographers and magnifies their powerful influence on 20th-century art ... ingenious. The National Book Review
Expert and enthralling ... illuminates key intimate and historical aspects of the lives of four extraordinarily creative, intrepid, and influential artists to profound effect. Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)
"A fabulous read. A wonderful book. Diane Johnson

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Author Bio: Carolyn Burke

Author Bio: Carolyn Burke

Carolyn Burke is the author of No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf, Lee Miller: A Life (finalist for the NBCC), and Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. She has taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Davis and at universities in France and in Australia, where she was born. She now lives in California and writes full-time.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 16.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English