- Item Description
- Published to accompany an exhibition at Tate Modern, 27 May-5 September 2004, and at Museum Ludwig, Cologne in 2005.
- Physical Description
- 256 p. : ill. (some col.), ; 30 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Main Author
- Other Authors
- The elation of sunlight / Sheena Wagstaff
- Rothko's Hopper: a strange wholeness / David Anfam
- Hopper's melancholic gaze / Margaret Iversen
- Two or three things I know about Edward Hopper / Peter Wollen
- Hopper's look / Brian O'Doherty.
Edward Hopper (1882-1967) made the visual iconography of the American city his own. All-night diners, filling stations, motel rooms and office interiors take on the foreboding atmosphere of abandoned stage sets, onto which his isolated human protagonists seem to have wandered.Fully illustrated in colour, with oils, etchings, drawings and watercolours from throughout his career, and with essays by leading authorities on American art, this is a comprehensive survey of one of the iconic artists of the twentieth century.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Celebrating the work of Edward Hopper (1882-1967) and published in conjunction with 2004-2005 exhibitions at Tate Modern, London, and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, this volume comprises five essays and a catalogue of paintings, drawings, and etchings (presented full page). In their essays, editor Wagstaff (Tate Modern) and four contributors (affiliated, respectively, with Phaidon Press, the U. of Essex, Long Island U., and UCLA) discuss Hopper's works in terms of content, process, and technique, including unusual discussion of how film and other forms of popular culture influenced his art. The end matter includes a chronology, bibliography, and lists of works and lenders. The book is oversize: 10x12". It is distributed in the US by Abrams. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)