List of illustrations

  • Self Portrait
  • The Soul of the Blasted Pine
  • The Dying Cedar
  • Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Nu'uanu Avenue, in Nu'uanu Valley, looking toward the Pali
  • Detail map of Nu'uanu Valley, Honolulu, O'ahu
  • Nu'uanu Stream, Nu'uanu Valley, O'ahu
  • The pool at Kapena Falls, Nu'uanu Stream, Nu'uanu Valley, O'ahu
  • Women students on Bingham Hall lawn, Punahou School
  • The venerated tamarind tree in the central courtyard, Punahou School
  • Lorrin Thurston (center), Brigman’s cousin and leading firebrand of the haole overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, with Jack London (left) at the Nu'uanu Pali
  • The Mirror
  • The Great Interrogation
  • Anne Brigman
  • The Magic Crystal
  • Struggle
  • The Manger
  • Blossoms
  • From My Window, Oct. 1, 1905
  • Residence for Willis Polk and Mrs. Virgil Williams on Russian Hill, 1017–1019 Vallejo Street, San Francisco
  • Telegraph Hill with cottages overlooking San Francisco Bay
  • Swedenborgian Church, San Francisco
  • Nave murals in Swedenborgian Church; driftwood on altar
  • The Fire—Destruction of the Business Center
  • Relief and Reconstruction—Clearing the Streets before the Bricks Are Cold
  • The Ruins: A Classic Fragment of City Hall
  • Untitled
  • Looking Down Sacramento Street, April 18, 1906
  • The Burning of Nob Hill
  • Pall of Death over the Doomed City
  • Palace of Fine Arts, view across the lagoon, looking toward the rotunda
  • Palace of Fine Arts, weeping maidens peering into empty boxes on top of the semicircular colonnade behind the rotunda
  • Night view of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
  • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire (Steps That Lead to Nowhere), April 19, 1906
  • The Dying Cedar
  • Five Sierra Club Women on 1903 Club Hike to Mount Whitney
  • Anne Brigman Standing on Overhanging Rock, Yosemite
  • Exhibition review: Of Art and Artists
  • The Brook
  • Frontispiece from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
  • The Dryad
  • Thaw
  • Incantation
  • Nonette McGlashan in Her Studio, Sculpting Bohemia
  • The Soul of the Blasted Pine
  • Winged Victory of Samothrace
  • Finis
  • The Lone Pine
  • The Dragon and the Pearl
  • The Storm Tree
  • The Water Nixie
  • Vía Dolorosa
  • Vía Dolorosa
  • The Owl
  • The Enchanted Tree
  • Dryads
  • The Pool
  • Dawn
  • The Bubble
  • Anne Brigman in Her Sitting Room, The Cave
  • Anne Brigman at the Front Door, The Cave
  • Berkeley and the Golden Gate from the Hills
  • Cover of Berkeley, California: A Portrayal of the Beautiful College Town around California’s State University
  • Hillside houses
  • Bernard Maybeck with Charles Keeler, Charles Keeler House on Highland Place, Berkeley, with Keeler and His Children
  • Maybeck Family Portrait (dressed for a family pageant)
  • George Sterling at the Bohemian Grove with a caricature of himself as The Greek
  • Performance of Aristophanes’ The Birds, opening of the Hearst Greek Theatre (postcard)
  • Anne Brigman as the Sibyl of Nepenthe
  • Portrait of Anne Brigman
  • Veiled Figures, Dance in Open Air, Berkeley
  • Isadora Duncan (in a Pose from Unfinished Symphony, Symphony No. 7 of Schubert)
  • The Boynton family at home in The Temple of Wings, Berkeley
  • Maypole dance, The Temple of Wings, Berkeley
  • The Breeze
  • Dawn
  • Ballet de Mer
  • Film still frame from Soul of the Cypress
  • Anne Brigman Playing the Guitar in Her Bedroom in the Cave
  • Susannah at the Sun Bath
  • The Hamadryads
  • Minor—The Pain of All the World
  • Minor
  • Two Female Heads (Anne Brigman)
  • Sphynx
  • Anne Brigman, 1910
  • Anne Brigman in the Countryside, New York or Connecticut
  • Blessed Art Thou among Women
  • The Brook
  • Drawing
  • Nudes
  • The Dryad
  • Anne Brigman in a Swimming Suit at the Atlantic Ocean
  • Infinitude
  • The Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession
  • Alfred Stieglitz at 291
  • Photograph of Pageant of Progress participants, with Anne Brigman at the center, top row
  • Votes for Women
  • Fear Retards Woman
  • Anne Brigman in the Piedmont Hills
  • The Storm Tree
  • Light
  • The Heart of the Storm
  • Self Portrait
  • Ballet de Mer
  • The Pool
  • The Wondrous Globe
  • Anne Brigman with a Guide and a Friend [probably Mary Beckwith from Montclair, NJ] in the Sierra
  • Invictus
  • Georgia O’Keeffe
  • The Dying Cedar
  • The Dying Chestnut Tree
  • The Shadow on My Door
  • Rudolph and Norman (at Pirates Cove)
  • Costume Party at Studio of Dorothea Lange
  • Fragment of Nude
  • Anne Brigman—Photographer
  • Chinese Headdress
  • Ruth St. Denis
  • Vibrations from a moving pendulum as theoretical images of thought-forms
  • Arthur Kales, Ruth St. Denis, and the Denishawn Dancers in the ballet Vision of Yashodhara from Light of Asia
  • Evolution
  • Greetings
  • Theosophical Seal, Krotona bookplate, detail
  • Old Vedanta Temple
  • Jiddu Krishnamurti with Radha Rajagopal and Beatrice Wood, Ojai
  • Untitled (Flying Mermaids)
  • The Artist at Work
  • Untitled (Bathers in the Sun)
  • Nonette and the Babies
  • The Logos as Manifested in Man
  • The Law of Rhythmic Diminution
  • The Law of Radiation
  • Madonna
  • Trinity
  • The Hero Sun (greeting card)
  • A Study in Radiation
  • By the Wind
  • Pier Pilings
  • Untitled (Sailboat at Night)
  • Untitled (Kelp and Fish)
  • Cadencia
  • Whirlwind
  • The Hamadryads
  • The Limpid Pool
  • Wind and Tide
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Minor
  • Solstice
  • El Doloroso
  • Tryst
  • The Glory of the Commonplace
  • The God Ku with Virginia (frontispiece drawing)
  • Anne Brigman at the Beach
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~It is inevitable that this book, which has taken two decades to research and write, would benefit from the enthusiasm and advice of so many colleagues and friends. Over the years, as I contemplated the riddles of Anne Brigman’s photographs, Alexander Nemerov, Sylvia Yount, Michael Leja, Margaret Werth, and the late Robert Rosenblum encouraged me to...
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~In this book the dates given in parentheses following the titles of Brigman’s photographs refer to the date when Brigman made the negative for that image. These dates are based on her own annals of her work, recorded in her correspondence with Alfred Stieglitz and the lists of her negatives at the George...
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~In 1916, Georgia O’Keeffe, mired in a teaching position in West Texas, received from the admiring New York photographer Alfred Stieglitz a group of photogravures he had published several years...
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Description: Anne Brigman: The Photographer of Enchantment
Anne Brigman’s imaginary photographic universe had its origins in her childhood experience of nature as paradisal, of an island culture still outside modernity and alive with a spirit world. Her picture of herself as a child wandering through that landscape of sensuous pleasure responds to the representation of the Pacific in the Western mind, a stereotype that was set in place in the...
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The city is a fact in nature. . . . But it is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of art...
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In the spring of 1906, San Francisco was shaken to ruins by the great earth-quake...
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After having crossed the continent, after the agitation, the excitement, the noise and turmoil of the great cities, after the deserts discouragingly melancholy...
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By 1910, Anne Brigman had a number of reasons to look eastward, away from her East Bay nest, which had provided her with a place to develop her photography and, with it, a sense of herself as one of the Bay Area’s major creative personalities....
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In Brigman’s own mind, her life and photography were divided into distinct periods distinguished by where she lived—Hawai‘i, San Francisco, Berkeley, and the Sierra. Her childhood in Hawai‘i, as she recalled in the passage above, impressed her with an indelible psychogeography. This formative environment...
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~While the public presence of Brigman’s art receded over the decade of the 1920s, Georgia O’Keeffe, under Stieglitz’s mentoring, was in the process of acquiring a reputation as the leading woman artist in the United States. By the time Brigman was...
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~The photographers and the sources of visual material other than the owners indicated in the captions are as follows. Every effort has been made to supply complete and correct credits; if there are errors or omissions, please contact Yale University Press so that corrections can be made in any subsequent edition.
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