Edward Hopper: Summer at the Seaside

Edward Hopper: Summer at the Seaside

by Deborah Lyons
     
 
EM>Edward Hopper: Summer at the Seashore takes readers on a fascinating trip to the New England coast. Children and adults alike will enjoy Hopper�s masterful paintings of sailboats, lighthouses, seascapes and white clapboard houses.

A great Realist painter, Edward Hopper (1882-1967) created some of the most iconic images of the American landscape

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EM>Edward Hopper: Summer at the Seashore takes readers on a fascinating trip to the New England coast. Children and adults alike will enjoy Hopper�s masterful paintings of sailboats, lighthouses, seascapes and white clapboard houses.

A great Realist painter, Edward Hopper (1882-1967) created some of the most iconic images of the American landscape which capture the rugged quality and enduring spirit of the country. The coastal areas of New England, and Cape Cod in particular, where he made his summer home, inspired some of Hopper�s most memorable and appealing works. This book brings together a wonderful selection of paintings, watercolors, and drawings of the seashore.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
The handsome paper-over-board Adventures in Art series continues with three titles about 20th-century artists. Edward Hopper: Summer at the Seashore by Deborah Lyons displays many of the artist's most famous paintings, watercolors and drawings of Cape Cod's summer landscapes and lighthouses. The text recounts significant events in Hopper's life and discusses the paintings' inspirations. Frida Kahlo: The Artist in the Blue House by Magdalena Holzhey tells the story of the Mexican artist's often difficult personal life, including many vintage photographs of Kahlo; she also offers readers an eyeful of Kahlo's intriguing, often surrealistic paintings along with lucid discussions of some of the mysterious images. Matisse: Cut-Out Fun with Matisse by Nina and Max Hollein examines the paper cut-outs the artist created late in life, when he was often too weak to stand and paint. The text offers a fictionalized story to link the boldly stylized images depicted here, and ends with suggestions for making cut-outs and perforated sheets of brightly colored paper with which to try one's hand. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-One part biography, two parts art appreciation, these fine introductions to the lives and works of these artists deserve to find a wide audience. The authors deftly handle the details of their subjects' lives, highlighting relevant details-Kahlo's fierce cultural pride, and the terrible bus accident that haunted her life; Hopper's preference for useful buildings like lighthouses-to shed light on the artists' choices of subject, palette, and technique. The combination of beautiful, full-color reproductions (there are more than 40 photographs, sketches, and paintings in each book) and sprightly, informative prose will inspire young readers to think about the paintings. One imagines museum-bound parents, inventive art teachers, and report-writing students reaching for these appealing books again and again.-Sophie R. Brookover, Mount Laurel Library, NJ Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791327372
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Adventures in Art Series
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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