Hopper

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Painter of urban loneliness: Significant American 20th century art

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is considered as one of the first important American painters in 20th century art. After decades of patient work, Hopper enjoyed a success and popularity that since the 1950s has continually grown. In canvas after canvas he painted the loneliness of urban people. Many of Hopper’s pictures represent views of streets and roads, rooftops, and abandoned houses, depicted in a brilliant light ...

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Hardcover New The first significant American painter in 20th century art Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is considered the first important American painter in 20th century. After ... decades of patient work, Hopper enjoyed a success and popularity that since the 1950s has continually grown. In canvas after canvas he painted the loneliness of urban people. Many of Hopper's pictures represent views of streets and roads, rooftops, and abandoned houses, depicted in a brilliant light that strangely belies the melancholy mood of the scenes. Hopper's paintings are marked by striking juxtapositions of color, and by the clear contours with which the figures are demarcated from their surroundings. His extremely precise focus on the theme of modern men and women in the natural and man-made environment sometimes lends his pictures a mood of eerie disquiet. On the other hand, Hopper's renderings of rocky landscapes in warm brown hues, or his depictions of the seacoast, exude an unusual tranquillity that reveals another, more Read more Show Less

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Painter of urban loneliness: Significant American 20th century art

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is considered as one of the first important American painters in 20th century art. After decades of patient work, Hopper enjoyed a success and popularity that since the 1950s has continually grown. In canvas after canvas he painted the loneliness of urban people. Many of Hopper’s pictures represent views of streets and roads, rooftops, and abandoned houses, depicted in a brilliant light that strangely belies the melancholy mood of the scenes. Hopper’s paintings are marked by striking juxtapositions of color, and by the clear contours with which the figures are demarcated from their surroundings. His extremely precise focus on the theme of modern men and women in the natural and man-made environment sometimes lends his pictures a mood of eerie disquiet. On the other hand, Hopper’s renderings of rocky landscapes in warm brown hues, or his depictions of the seacoast, exude an unusual tranquillity that reveals another, more optimistic side of his character.

About the Series:

Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783836531504
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/9/2011
  • Series: 25 Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Rolf G. Renner, born in 1945, earned his doctorate in 1976, and has taught at the universities of Göttingen and Munich (Germany), Charlottesville (Virginia), and Columbia (New York). Since 1988, he has served as professor at the University of Freiburg in Germany. Numerous of his articles have appeared in various magazines and journals.

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Table of Contents

European Beginnings 6
Pictures of the New World 20
The Frontier of Civilization 30
Man and Nature 44
Self and Other 64
Transformations of the Real: Hopper as Modernist 84
Edward Hopper 1882-1967: A Chronology 94
Notes 96
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