Georgia O’Keeffe’s two houses in New Mexico—at Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch—are essential elements in her paintings, but their history has never before been detailed. Quoting liberally from the artist’s letters, Barbara Buhler Lynes and Agapita Judy Lopez create a vibrant picture of O’Keeffe (1887–1986) and her homes, which have long intrigued the public. An essay by architect Beverly Spears describes the distinctive characteristics of adobe construction.
The bountiful illustrations include photographs made especially for this book showing the houses as they are today, photographs of O’Keeffe at home by major photographers, and her paintings of the houses and the landscapes surrounding them.
Agapita Judy Lopez
Director of Historic Properties at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Lopez worked for Georgia O’Keeffe from 1974 until the artist’s death in 1986.
Barbara Buhler Lynes
As an art historian, curator, professor, and preeminent scholar on the art and life of Georgia O’Keeffe, Lynes served as the founding curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 1999-2012, where she curated or oversaw more than thirty exhibitions of works by O’Keeffe and her contemporaries. Lynes was also the Founding Emily Fisher Landau Director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center from 2001-2012. She holds a PhD in French Literature from the University of California, Riverside and a PhD in Art History from Indiana University Bloomington. She has written books, book chapters, and essays on O’Keeffe and other American modernists.