Edward Hopper: The Art And The Artist: Art And The Artist by Gail LevinEdward Hopper: The Art And The Artist: Art And The Artist by Gail Levin

Edward Hopper: The Art And The Artist: Art And The Artist

byGail Levin

Paperback | November 29, 1996

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This sumptuous book presents the full range of Edward Hopper's work and offers greater access to Edward Hopper, the man, than any other single volume.

Hopper is generally considered the major twentieth-century realist. Such paintings as House by the Railroad, Early Sunday Morning, and Nighthawks seem to embody the very character of our time. Yet few people have penetrated the mask of Hopper's public image. Here, Gail Levin has gone beyond the standard evaluations of the man and his work to investigate the authentic identity of the artist and the way his personality informed his art. She has uncovered aspects of Hopper's life (and even unknown works) that provide the first comprehensive view of the artists early development. The fascinating and often poignant story of Hopper's long struggle for recognition gives new insight into his later pessimism. A complex man is revealed, introspective and intellectual, yet romantic, illuminating the many levels of meaning in the paintings of his maturity.

In addition to Hopper's watercolors and oil paintings, there are study drawings for his major works and documentary photographs illuminating all phases of his life.
Gail Levin is the author of numerous other books, including the classic Edward Hopper: The Art and the Artist (Norton) and Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography. She lives in New York City.
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Title:Edward Hopper: The Art And The Artist: Art And The ArtistFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 11.1 × 8.6 × 0.8 inShipping dimensions:11.1 × 8.6 × 0.8 inPublished:November 29, 1996Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393315770

ISBN - 13:9780393315776

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Presenting the entire range of an extraordinary artist's work, this book goes beyond the standard analysis. Edward Hopper: The Art and the Artist attempts to explain the complex man behind the work. He was introspective, intellectual and romantic and this book provides insight into the many layers of meaning beyond the surface of his interesting paintings. Lavishly illustrated with more than 500 pictures, many in full colour, this is must reading for any Hopper enthusiast.