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Edward Hopper - The loneliness of big-city people

Edward Hopper (1882 - 1967) is considered the first significant American painter in twentieth-century art. After decades of patient work, Hopper enjoyed a success and popularity that since the 1950s have continually grown.

Living in a secluded country house with his wife Josephine, he depicted the loneliness of big-city

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Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Taschen (first published October 1st 1995)
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Michael
of the art books recently read, this has somewhat altered my appreciation- as with any works, any medium, any genre, there is a progress from knowing sort of work in general, knowing certain artists, knowing certain works by said artist. this is the case in everything from verbal to visual arts. for me, this clarifies which of hopper's work i most like, those with little or no human, narrative, anecdotal content, those haunting primarily in light, architecture, mood- but this is not all his ...more
Amyelyse
Jul 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Amyelyse by: no one, have always love him and found this in a used bookstore
absolutely my favorite artist. A master at catching the moment of waiting... something is about to happen, but the moment before is the improtant thing. It's either the moment before something wonderful...or the last good moment before something awful...it's those moments where our memories start, and no one captures that moment like Hopper.
Chris Allan
Jan 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
The all American artist that painted the sad and the lonely in situ. he certainly had an eye for drama, or lack of it, and alot of them are in here. Enjoy.
Amos Wyse
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
An interesting insight on the man behind the iconic works. Also a great gallery of those works.
Mrsculpepper
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
great overview of the man's work. lots more than nighthawks!
Emiel
Aug 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, non-fiction, art
Ik werd gefascineerd door de schilderijen van Edward Hopper door een video op YouTube. De sfeer van eenzaamheid die hij in zijn schilderijen weet te brengen sprak mij erg aan. Ik wilde graag meer van zijn schilderijen zien, en heb daarom dit boek meegenomen van de bibliotheek.

Ik vroeg me altijd af of kunstenaars nu echt zo veel nadenken over de filosofie van hun oeuvre, of dat ze gewoon mooie schilderijen willen maken en de achterliggende filosofie gewoon iets is dat bedacht is door kunstexperts
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phoenix
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-english, art_all
Many good descriptions on what Hopper's philosophy is all about, what matters to him, what are his interests in painting.

Sometimes perpahs a bit too many interpretations, but in general quite good explanations. I read the book before going to the Hopper exhibition in the Grand Palais in Paris, and I must say, I did not really learn anything new there.

Steffi
Aug 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
Gelungener Bildband mit ausgewogener Zusammenstellung von Texten und sehr guten Abbildungen.
Vera
Nov 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arte
Bella edizione della Taschen, con bellissime immagini dei quadri di Hopper, artista che mi affascina immensamente.
SmarterLilac
Feb 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The quintessential Hopper gallery book.
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