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Staying up much too late : Edward Hopper's Nighthawks and the dark side of the American psyche

Author: Gordon Theisen; Edward Hopper
Publisher: New York : T. Dunne Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Staying up much too late discusses the painting Nighthawks and the painter Edward Hopper and their central importance to twentieth-century American culture. Topics include individualism, New York City, Arthur "Weegee" Fellig, diners, pornography, capitalism, advertising, cigarettes, American philosophy, World War II, Gravity's Rainbow, Blade Runner, Pulp Fiction, Russ Meyer, R. Crumb, David Lynch, and film  Read more...
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Named Person: Edward Hopper; Edward Hopper; Edward Hopper
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Theisen; Edward Hopper
ISBN: 0312333420 9780312333423
OCLC Number: 63179065
Description: viii, 244 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Contents: The making of the painting, or how to be a stranger in your own land --
One man, one big damned city --
The end of the world came sometime yesterday --
When freedom means you don't know who you are --
Wayward lust, Part I : Hard-core Nighthawks --
Wayward lust, Part 2: Wicked women and weak-willed men --
Cheap cigars and ex-lax --
How to expect failure and avoid disappointment --
Desperate schemes --
American noir.
Responsibility: Gordon Theisen.
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"Staying up much too late discusses the painting Nighthawks and the painter Edward Hopper and their central importance to twentieth-century American culture. Topics include individualism, New York City, Arthur "Weegee" Fellig, diners, pornography, capitalism, advertising, cigarettes, American philosophy, World War II, Gravity's Rainbow, Blade Runner, Pulp Fiction, Russ Meyer, R. Crumb, David Lynch, and film noir."--BOOK JACKET.

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