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Edward Hopper : an intimate biography

Author: Gail Levin
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1995.
Series: Sidney Samuel Thomas biography collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the art of Edward Hopper (1882-1967), tense, unhappy men and women, in whom we recognize something of our neighbors and ourselves, play out mysterious dramas in silent, stripped-down spaces - stages raked by an unrelenting and revealing light. These paintings, and Hopper's equally evocative landscapes and houses, make us wonder: what kind of man had this haunting vision, and what kind of life engendered this art?
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levin, Gail, 1948-
Edward Hopper.
New York : Knopf, 1995
(OCoLC)604074670
Named Person: Edward Hopper; Edward Hopper; Edward Hopper; Edward Hopper; Edward Hopper; Jo Hopper
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Levin
ISBN: 0394546644 9780394546643 0520214757 9780520214750
OCLC Number: 31937699
Description: xvii, 678 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 --
Consequences 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.
Series Title: Sidney Samuel Thomas biography collection.
Responsibility: Gail Levin.

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