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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Schmied, Wieland, 1929-
Munich ; New York : Prestel, c1995
|Named Person:||Edward Hopper; Edward Hopper; Edward Hopper|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Wieland Schmied; Edward Hopper
|ISBN:||3791314858 9783791314853 3791314807 9783791314808|
|Description:||126 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.|
|Series Title:||Pegasus library.|
|Responsibility:||Wieland Schmied ; translated from the German by John William Gabriel.|
Edward Hopper: Portraits of America examines the apparent dichotomy within Hopper's oeuvre. On the one hand, his compositions depict deserted small towns or solitary figures in empty offices, desolate houses, or hotel rooms. On the other hand, Hopper painted the landscape of New England, where he spent almost every summer with his wife Jo, as bright and tranquil. He seemed to analyze the psychological restrictions and isolation of everyday life as well as the joy and freedom of vacation.
This volume superbly illustrates this dichotomy with full-color reproductions of many of Hopper's most famous compositions. It shows how, by linking fiction and reality, concealment and revelation, Hopper's images evoke an enigmatic uncertainty, which is both mystifying and fascinating.