Hopper

Hopper

Book - 2011
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Now in rich color, thirty of American painter Edward Hopper's masterpieces with critiques from acclaimed poet Mark Strand. Strand deftly illuminates the work of the frequently misunderstood American painter, whose enigmatic paintings--of gas stations, storefronts, cafeterias, and hotel rooms--number among the most powerful of our time.
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In brief but wonderfully compelling comments accompanying each painting, the elegant expressiveness of Strand's language is put to the service of Hopper's visual world. The result is a singularly illuminating presentation of the work of one of America's best-known artists. Strand shows us how the formal elements of the paintings--geometrical shapes pointing beyond the canvas, light from unseen sources--locate the viewer, as he says, "in a virtual space where the influence and availability of feeling predominate."
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An unforgettable combination of prose and painting in their highest forms, this book is a must for poetry and art lovers alike.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
Edition: 1st Knopf hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780307701244
0307701247
Characteristics: ix, 80 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hopper, Edward 1882-1967

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Mar 04, 2018

Edward Hopper's artistic-vision was all a matter of shadow & light.

Born in Upper Nyack, NY (1882) - Edward Hopper was a prominent realist painter who, very much, represented and influenced his generation of American artists.

Determined to become a successful artist at a young age - Hopper did not achieve any notable recognition for his work until he was 40 years old.

A quiet and introverted man - Hopper's paintings thoughtfully reflect his own personal vision of modern, American life.

Compiled by Mark Strand - This glossy volume contains 30 of Hopper's most recognizable works. It also includes a brief overview of his life and critique of his art.

(*Note*) - In 1967 - Edward Hopper (84 at the time) died from natural causes.

emilycfragos Feb 18, 2012

I would also like a circulating copy of this book which is currently in bookstores.

nkshapiro Jan 16, 2012

This is back in print. When will there be a circulating copy available?

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