Spanning the entirety of Hoppers career, but with particular emphasis on his heyday in the 1930s and 40s, this book highlights the artist's greatest achievements while discussing such topics as his absorption of European influences, critical reactions to his work, the relation of realism to modernism, his fascination with architecture, his depiction of women, and the struggle in his last years to produce original works.
Illustrated with over 150 oils, watercolours and prints, and including essays by several noted scholars in the field, this is the most comprehensive volume on Hopper to be published in many years.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 264 pages, 202 illustrations, 180 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 21/05/2007
- Category: Painting & paintings
- ISBN: 9780500093375
- Hardback from £31.45
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Review by rcsj
I recently saw the Edward Hopper exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washinton DC - a truly remarkable and beautiful exhibit of Hopper's works. While Night Hawks is his most celebrated work I also greatly admired seeing "Chop Suey" (on the cover) and "Gas". This is a great book that covers that exhibit in detail.
Review by presto
The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition: "Edward Hopper", organised by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and the Art Institute of Chicago, 2007-2008. It comprises a series of nine essays by different writers, and concludes with Notes, a Chronology, a Checklist and Figure Illustrations and a Selected Bibliography.This is a handsome volume large in size and almost square in format, illustrated throughout predominately in colour. The informative essays, each dealing with a specific period or genre, discuss the artist, his work and his methods, are illustrated throughout, with the relevant works appearing on or close to the page on which there are discussed. The illustrations are excellent, virtually full colour throughout, the black and white images being mainly drawings or period photographs. Many of the paintings are reproduced half or full page size, with a few full page bleed images of a detail from selected paintings. The quality of reproduction is excellent, often revealing the brush work and surface texture, and the colour rich and vibrant. In total there are 202 illustrations of which 180 are in full colour, they represent works in oils, watercolours and prints. A very desirable publication.