Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper

by Edward Hopper, Wieland Schmied
     
 

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Edward Hopper created some of the most popular icons of 20th-century American art. His work is essentially a critique of modern life and has made him one of the most respected figures in modern art.  See more details below

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Edward Hopper created some of the most popular icons of 20th-century American art. His work is essentially a critique of modern life and has made him one of the most respected figures in modern art.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``For all his realism, Hopper was essentially a poet,'' writes Goodrich, and this sumptuous album, a reissue of an out-of-print 1970 monograph, is an incomparable guide to understanding that poetry. Hopper (1882-1967) gravitated to painting lunch counters, nudes in hotel rooms, lighthouses, gas stations, rooftops--underappreciated, nakedly honest figurations of America's heartland. A prophet of loneliness, this laconic individualist captured the anarchy of American cities, the quiet melancholy of small towns and suburbs. Paradoxically, his pictures have a restorative, bracing effect--perhaps, as is suggested here, because of Hopper's emotional attachment to his native environment. The late Goodrich was director of the Whitney Museum in New York and a friend of the artist, whose own comments are interspersed with a refreshingly readable text and more than 200 full-page plates. (Nov.)
Choice - W.L. Whitwell
Ottinger considers sketches, paintings, drawings, illustrations, prints, and watercolors; all are superbly reproduced. Hopper's subject matter is considered in depth, including many interpretations by positive and negative critics... The volume's eight articles represent very perceptive writings about Hopper by various contributors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791320083
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
03/15/1999
Series:
Pegasus Library Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.46(d)

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