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by Davies Elliott B

Language:Chinese.HardCover Pub Date: 2007. Pages: 264 in Publisher: Thames & Hudson Limited Spanning the entirety of the Hoppers withcareer but with particular emphasis on his heyday in the 1930s and 40s. this book highlights the artists greatest achievements the 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.
Download Edward Hopper epub
ISBN: 0500093377
ISBN13: 978-0500093375
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Individual Artists
Author: Davies Elliott B
Language: English
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd; THAMES & HUDSON edition (May 21, 2007)
Pages: 264 pages
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Yes, this is the book you want. This is the one to buy.
I have never written a review of anything ever, but I love this book that much, and know that you would, too.
I am a portrait painter who loves Hopper but doesn't have a lot of cash to throw around, so I got lucky when I chose to order this book. It's big (11x11) so his painting prints are large, it's thick (1 inch) so has lots of content, and is printed in Italy on really nice heavy acid-free paper. It's got prints of all his most famous oils and watercolors in addition to a very large selection of ones you've never seen, plus etchings and preparatory sketches.
The text is interesting, informative, entertaining, and actually insightful.
If you love Hopper and you know painting and you want to own a beautiful full selection of his work, this is it.
This catalogue was the book issued by the Boston Museum of Art during its Edward Hopper exhibit in 2007. The narrative was written by five authors they being Carol Troyer, Judith S. Barter, Janet L. Comey, Elliot Bostwick Davis and Ellen E. Roberts.
This catalogue is all inclusive of the artistic life and times of our most revered American artist. To me Edward Hopper is not only the best American artist of the 20th century but may well be the best American artist of all time. Hopper was born and raised in Nyack, New York and in general the majority of his artwork depicts East Coast American scenery with some Western paintings done in the Southwest. His oeuvre in general shows the use of inside and outside light. Much of what he depicts in his scenes has us looking from the outside in and also from the inside out. Many of his everyday common and not majestic scenes depict loneliness with darkness highlighted in his use of light.
This catalogue has 110 catalogue plates of Hopper's paintings. Hopper was trained as a painter in the New York School of Art. He also studied abroad in Europe and France. In looking at Catalogue 12 titled New York Corner done in 1913 you can see the Impressionistic influence in Hopper's early work. Catalogue 13 title Summer Interior done in 1909 has the same Impressionistic leanings.
It wasn't until Hopper settled down to painting back in New York and New England that he created his unique style with his use of light within and without and the use of common American scenes of the country, seaside and the city. This style is what I label as the essence of Hopper.
This style is indeed amplified in the following works:
Catalogue 50 titled Lighthouse Hill done in 1927 uses outside sun reflections.
Catalogue 69 titled Early Sunday Morning done in 1930 uses outside sun reflections and gives the sense of loneliness.
Catalogue 56 titled Sunday done in 1926 uses outside sun reflections and gives us the sense of quiet loneliness.

In continuation of the evolving Hopper oeuvre we see him turning his work inside and using the effects of light.
Catalogue 101 titled Chop Suey done in 1929 as we see women in a restaurant being highlighted inside by the light coming from the outside.
Catalogue 102 titled Tables for Ladies done in 1930 shows the light reflections from within.
Catalogue 64 titled Drug Store done in 1927 shows a lonely Drug Store with outside light looking in and inside light looking out. This was a masterful use of reflections and shadows.
Catalogue 65 titled Night Windows done in 1928 shows us looking from the outside in and the use of indoor light.
In the continuation of Hopper's evolvement we see his excellent use of light from within in the following works:
Catalogue 95 titled Room for Tourists done in 1945.
Catalogue 96 titled Gas done in 1940 also gives the sense of loneliness.
Also Hopper's use of light coming from the outside to the inside is classically shown in Catalogue with his painting titled Sun in Empty Room done in 1963.
The last Catalogue number 110 titled Second Story Sunlight shows Hopper's use of the sun's reflections done in 1960. Again this painting shows Hopper's classic use of light.

This catalogue book is one of the most comprehensive studies of an American legend. Hopper's work is haunting and his art is so good that I continue to revisit it whenever I could. Great compilation and narrative!!!
I'm not a very knowledgeable person when it comes to art books. This particular book, though, is very dense. Lots of text explaining the important details of the various paintings. It's also a 'big' book too which is really nice. I know art books can get very expensive but this one strikes a nice balance between the descriptive content and pictures of Hopper ' s work.
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These are absolutely gorgeous. Very good quality and the colors are vibrant, pictures are clear. Highly recommend. These make great greeting cards or a just-because note.
Excellent essays by Carol Troyen and Judith Barter, good quality photographs.
This book is exactly what I wanted! Beautiful pictures and lots of information to really get to know Edward Hopper. I have many of his prints in my own home gallery and treasure them. This book just makes the experience that much more enjoyable. I highly recommend it.
I love Edward Hopper paintings and this book opened my eyes to how prolific he was. Interesting details but best of all are the pictures of his work. Anyone with an appreciation of modern art without too much abstract work will love this book.
One of the highlights of my summer was attending the Hopper exhibition at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, for which this volume (published by the MFA) was the companion text. At 288 pages, mostly filled with suberb reproductions of Hopper's paintings and sketches, this volume is comprehensive enough for even the most devoted Hopper fan. Perhaps only Gail Levin's "Catalogue Raisonne" offers a more comprehensive look at the artist. No matter how many art books you may own, clear a spot on your shelf or coffee table for this one. You will not be disappointed.