Hopper

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Author(s): Mark Strand
Original Publish Date: Nov 29, 2011
Product Number: EB00161384
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307957108
Publisher: Knopf
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Description

Now in rich color, thirty of American painter Edward Hopper's masterpieces with critiques from acclaimed poet Mark Strand. Strand deftly illuminates the work of the frequently misunderstood American painter, whose enigmatic paintings—of gas stations, storefronts, cafeterias, and hotel rooms—number among the most powerful of our time. In brief but wonderfully compelling comments accompanying each painting, the elegant expressiveness of Strand's language is put to the service of Hopper's visual world. The result is a singularly illuminating presentation of the work of one of America's best-known artists. Strand shows us how the formal elements of the paintings—geometrical shapes pointing beyond the canvas, light from unseen sources—locate the viewer, as he says, "in a virtual space where the influence and availability of feeling predominate." An unforgettable combination of prose and painting in their highest forms, this book is a must for poetry and art lovers alike.

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