Edward Hopper and the American Imagination

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A remarkable collection of Edward Hopper's most important paintings and original stories and poems by prominent contemporary writers.
This volume includes fifty-nine of Hopper's most important works in full color, as well as original works by thirteen renowned fiction writers and poets that pay homage to, or make reference to, the ways in which Hopper pictured our world. The contributors include Paul Auster, Anne Beattie, Tess Gallagher, Thom Gunn, John Hollander, William ...

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A remarkable collection of Edward Hopper's most important paintings and original stories and poems by prominent contemporary writers.
This volume includes fifty-nine of Hopper's most important works in full color, as well as original works by thirteen renowned fiction writers and poets that pay homage to, or make reference to, the ways in which Hopper pictured our world. The contributors include Paul Auster, Anne Beattie, Tess Gallagher, Thom Gunn, John Hollander, William Kennedy, Galway Kinnell, Ann Lauterbach, Norman Mailer, Leonard Michaels, Walter Mosley, Grace Paley, and James Salter. Also featured is an essay by art historian Dr. Gail Levin.
Hopper's themes of alienation and loneliness, empty cityscapes and countrysides, the stark light of Cape Cod, silent hills and houses all have been indelibly imprinted on our collective sense of ourselves and our country. This work celebrates the impact Hopper's imagery continues to have on contemporary culture and is dedicated to a fuller understanding of Hopper's place in the American mind.

This remarkable collection includes reproductions of 59 of Edward Hopper's most important paintings in full color, as well as original stories and poems by such renowned writers and poets as Anne Beattie, Norman Mailer, William Kennedy, Grace Paley, Walter Mosley, and John Hollander. BOMC & QPBC Selections. 59 color illustrations . 272 pp.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780393313291
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/17/1997
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Deborah Lyons is a former curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and co-editor of Edward Hopper and the American Imagination (Norton). She lives in New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Director's Foreword
Introduction
The Nothing That Is Not There 1
Cape Cod Evening 9
Hitchhiker 15
From Moon Palace 17
Edward Hopper's Way 35
Crimson Shadow 41
The Burdened Man 53
Phaedra in the Farm House 59
The Greatest Thing in the World 61
From Moss-Light to Hopper With Love 77
Dusk 81
Sun in an Empty Room 87
Francis in the Jungle 89
Edward Hopper: His Legacy for Artists 109
Plates 129
Index of Plates 249
Notes on the Contributors 251
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