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The Resource Edward Hopper : portraits of America, Wieland Schmied ; translated from the German by John William Gabriel

Edward Hopper : portraits of America, Wieland Schmied ; translated from the German by John William Gabriel

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Edward Hopper : portraits of America
Title
Edward Hopper
Title remainder
portraits of America
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Wieland Schmied ; translated from the German by John William Gabriel
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eng
Summary
Edward Hopper was one of the finest American Scene painters in the Realist tradition. His passion was to portray "typical America"; his city- and landscapes are vivid reflections of the then contemporary American life. Several of his paintings, such as House by the Railroad (1925), Early Sunday Morning (1930), and Nighthawks (1942), have become icons of modern American art. They depict the loneliness, anonymity, and lack of variety in the daily life of ordinary people. 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
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Edward Hopper : portraits of America, Wieland Schmied ; translated from the German by John William Gabriel
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"Pegasus library"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-116)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocm33420619
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9783791314808
Isbn Type
(German ed.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Edward Hopper : portraits of America, Wieland Schmied ; translated from the German by John William Gabriel
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Pegasus library"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-116)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33420619
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9783791314808
Isbn Type
(German ed.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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