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Silent Theater: The Art of Edward Hopper

4.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Edward Hopper's (1882-1967) paintings are often described as belonging to a school of American realism, and were in part inspired by the works of European realists such as Gustave Courbet and Edouard Manet; however the underlying themes of loneliness, melancholy and silence that pervade his works also recall the surrealist, dream-like images of Giorgio de Chirico. These el ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published June 5th 2007 by Phaidon Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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CD
Jan 19, 2009 CD rated it it was amazing
A simply must have book for the American Art Library. A well constructed combination history, biography, and art critique work.

I want to frame the dust jacket!

Will this book make you a Hopper fan? No, but that's O.K. as he wouldn't probably have cared anyway. But if you have even one or two favorites that are his work, or you like one of two of his works and that is your only familiarity with Hopper, you will be intrigued if not captivated by this collection.

Wells commentary adds dimensionality
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Rosenkavalier
Feb 16, 2016 Rosenkavalier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"Voglio dipingere la luce del sole sulla parete di una casa"

I primi quadri di Edward Hopper che ho visto sono quelli del Thyssen di Madrid, che espone tra gli altri niente meno che Hotel Room, una delle sue opere più famose.

Poi nel 2010 è arrivata la bella mostra milanese, che mi ha definitivamente fatto appassionare al misterioso mondo del pittore americano.
Essendo un autodidatta delle arti figurative, credo sia normale ricercare qualcosa di familiare quando sei fuori dal tuo terreno. Infatti h
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John
Feb 27, 2015 John rated it really liked it

This wonderfully produced book includes many of Hopper's most famous works. Many of the works are thoughtfully assessed and critiqued by art historians. I especially like the analysis of 'Automat,' which points out how space is used differently than in other Hopper paintings. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who has a fair amount of interest in the complex personality and understated work of Edward Hopper, one of the very great American artists of the twentieth century.
bookyeti
Jan 19, 2009 bookyeti rated it it was amazing
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This is a book to be experienced, not read. Truly beautiful and vibrant, it's a must-have for anyone who appreciates Hopper's amazing talents.
Jason
Jan 28, 2014 Jason rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've ever read. Certainly comprehensive, detailed, persuasive, insightful. Fantastic!
Bud
Mar 04, 2009 Bud rated it it was amazing
Arguably the best book on Hopper to date.
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