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Edward Hopper : an intimate biography

Author: Gail Levin
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : Updated and expanded edView all editions and formats
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In the art of Edward Hopper, tense unhappy men and women play out mysterious dramas in silent, stripped-down spaces. We wonder: what kind of man had this haunting vision, and what kind of life engendered his art?
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levin, Gail, 1948-
Edward Hopper.
New York : Rizzoli, c2007
(OCoLC)607800222
Online version:
Levin, Gail, 1948-
Edward Hopper.
New York : Rizzoli, c2007
(OCoLC)608019428
Named Person: Edward Hopper
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Levin
ISBN: 0847829308 9780847829309
OCLC Number: 123907613
Notes: Original ed. published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Description: xvii, 777 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Truth and pain --
The roots of conflict : 1882-1899 --
Defining the talent : 1899-1906 --
Seductive Paris : 1906-1907 --
The ambivalent American : 1907-1910 --
In search of a style : 1911-1915 --
The detour through etching : 1915-1918 --
The deeper hunger : 1918-1923 --
The leading lady --
First success : 1923-1924 --
Getting established : 1925-1927 --
On the road to America : 1928-1929 --
Recognition : 1930-1933 --
First retrospective and the Truro House : 1933-1935 --
An intellectual self-portrait --
Consequence of success : 1936-1938 --
The struggle to paint : 1939 --
The war begins : 1940 --
Failed odyssey : 1941 --
Nighthawks : 1942 --
Mexico : 1943 --
War on the home front : 1944 --
The aesthetic divide : 1945 --
Anxiety : 1946-1947 --
Illness and loss : 1948 --
Melancholy reflection : 1949 --
A retrospective year : 1950 --
Mexico again : 1951 --
Planning reality : 1952 --
Reality : 1953 --
Taking stock : 1954 --
Personal vision : 1955 --
Time cover story : 1956 --
Toward reconciliation : 1957-1958 --
Excursion into philosophy : 1959 --
Protest : 1960 --
Prints again : 1961-1962 --
Last rehearsal : 1963-1964 --
Final curtain : 1965-1967 --
Bibliographical notes --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index --
Expanded edition --
Preface --
Preface --
Hopper's legacy --
Erased but not forever : the recovery of Jo Nivison Hopper --
Hopper's legacy for visual artists --
Hopper's legacy for cinema --
Endnotes --
List of illustrations.
Responsibility: Gail Levin.
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In the art of Edward Hopper, tense unhappy men and women play out mysterious dramas in silent, stripped-down spaces. We wonder: what kind of man had this haunting vision, and what kind of life engendered his art?

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