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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE by Georgia O'Keeffe. Unpaged. Viking. $75. There are 108 exacting color plates in this spare, handsome book. The paintings were chosen by the artist, now in her 90th year; many have not been reproduced before. The wonder is that despite their stark eloquence, they are almost upstaged by the text—also by O'Keeffe. She describes her surroundings in Abiquiu, N. Mex., recalls the '20s when D.H. Lawrence was underfoot. Her voice is laconic, styleless, arrow straight to the point. About one of her pictures of bleached pelvic bones, she...

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