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  1. Janet Janet says:

    I have had this book for many years beautifully reproduced pictures of the works, a number of which fold out to display the paintings in a larger format There are also studies and drawings, illustrating how Hopper assembled his big paintings We always thinks paintings are just made as we see them, but just as few novelists simply write their books from beginning to end, but make drafts and sketches, so Hopper assembled his paintings, perhaps sketching a bit of one house here, one house there, I have had this book for many years beautifully reproduced pictures of the works, a number of which fold out to display the paintings in a larger format There are also studies and drawings, illustrating how Hopper assembled his big paintings We always thinks paintings are just made as we see them, but just as few novelists simply write their books from beginning to end, but make drafts and sketches, so Hopper assembled his paintings, perhaps sketching a bit of one house here, one house there, elements of the landscapes, a figure s possible poses there, and then brought them together in a unified composition As is the case with the Leonard Bernstein coffee table book I reviewed here once, The Private World of Leonard Bernstein, I often have art books for years before I actually read the text, and as in that case, the text here is incredibly informative As to the issue of loneliness in his pictures what I m getting by reading this book was that was not something that was particularly conscious with Hopper He saw the quiet and Americanism, the unique beauty of the ordinary moment, and theordinary the better, often the liminal, boring moments of waiting which he saw as beautiful He railed against the influence of other nations work on American art, felt there was such a thing as national character, and it was important to work out of one s own national character to build a new, authentic art American art was hugely affected by French impressionism in Hopper s era not a bad thing, kind of a palate cleanser for a rigid and stuffy environment to my mind but that it was important to express what was unique about the American soul or character, to the point that the sensuality of the materials, paint and brush, stroke and thickness and gloss, eventually flattened out in Hopper He wasn t interested in paint He was interested in conveying the emotion of the subject, and stripped away everything that distracted him from it.The other thing that I strongly related to was how he was never satisfied with his work As Martha Graham once described it, he had divine dissatisfaction He always despaired that the quality he wanted to portray was always distorted by the forms and demands of the painting itself that he saw as intruding on his initial vision He wanted to paint the painting in his mind, but the actual painting always took over, and left him feeling frustrated And so he would try again This is the engine that fuels many, many artists and I recognized it well.Was Hopper lonely Or was it something he perceived in the American soul Or perhaps we see moments of quiet and introspection as lonely because we live in an extroverted time which fails to understand the attraction Lots of questions here.I hadn t realized that Hopper was the student of the influential American art teacher Robert Henri, a leading figure of the Ashcan School and author of one of my most treasured books, The Art Spirit, about the making of artists


  2. Robert Robert says:

    30 postcards of Edward Hopper paintings, all taken from a major retrospective exhibition of 100 works held in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston back in 2007 2008 Alarming to think it was over a decade ago that I saw it None of these are bad but they further confirm my preferance for landscape and architectural painting over portraiture I don t think I ve come across an American 20th Century realist painter to rival Hopper.


  3. Dylan Dylan says:

    No one captured loneliness better than Hopper Personal alienation, even in company, dimly lit hotel rooms, a lover leaving before midnight, half inhabited rooms and beach houses..the emptiness of an East Coast summer afternoon..bar flys, urban dreamers, secretaries and worn out Mad Men..and always that light..twilight or evening or Cape Cod mornings..you can nail the time to the exact minute by the shade and shadows Beautiful tummy flipping art.


  4. R.Friend R.Friend says:

    One of my all time favorite artist monographs I so grabbed it when the library I used to work at decided to relegate a slightly damaged copy to the book sale I just dusted it off in anticipation of the exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, running until January 2008.Big, bold reproductions allow greater attention to the many subtle details of Hopper s works This is the definitive study, in my opinion, of this often misunderstood and underrated American master.


  5. Rachel Terry Rachel Terry says:

    Great book about Edward Hopper and his development and evolution as an artist The author knew him personally, so there are charming little insights like this one when I told him that in a lecture I had used a slide of High Noon together with a Mondrian, his only comment was, You kill me.


  6. Bob Newman Bob Newman says:

    light in AmericaEdward Hopper was a master of light, that light which is particular to the northeastern USA He captured, in hundreds of paintings, the architecture, the land, and the moods of 20th century America Butthan just capture , he gave viewers of his paintings the feeling of those times, those days When I was born, he was already 61, so I only saw the tail end of that time, now lost in a new, 21st century world where light is far from important except if it comes out of a monit light in AmericaEdward Hopper was a master of light, that light which is particular to the northeastern USA He captured, in hundreds of paintings, the architecture, the land, and the moods of 20th century America Butthan just capture , he gave viewers of his paintings the feeling of those times, those days When I was born, he was already 61, so I only saw the tail end of that time, now lost in a new, 21st century world where light is far from important except if it comes out of a monitor of some kind Still, as I look at his paintings, I feel a sense of loss and nostalgia every time His greatness lies in that ability to impart a feeling Hopper s vision has influenced everyone in America who s ever watched a movie, television, or gone to an art museum That would include a few In this book, Lloyd Goodrich attempts to give a succinct account of Hopper s life, his feelings about light, form, design, country and city, and national character, among many other things He uses Hopper s works to illustrate his points The book is full of paintings, etchings, and sketches While the reproductions are not as good as one would hope, this is an excellent place to begin an acquaintance with Hopper, or, if you are already familiar with the great artist, to put it all together I believe that Goodrich was a personal friend and booster of Hopper from 1926 on That would explain why Hopper s quirks and character flaws are either glossed over or left out entirely You will have to read a biography to get the full picture I have come to praise him, not to bury him would be an apt paraphrase of the matter This book ranks as an introduction, and a good one, if somewhat light


  7. Pio Ocampo Pio Ocampo says:

    Wouldn t usually recommend an art non fiction book but Edward Hopper s works deserve a five star review anywhere.


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Edward Hopper ❮Read❯ ➵ Edward Hopper Author Lloyd Goodrich – Buyprobolan50.co.uk A volume on Edward Hopper, whose images of th century America made him one of our best known and best loved artists A volume on Edward Hopper, whose images of th century America made him one of our best known and best loved artists.

  • Hardcover
  • 306 pages
  • Edward Hopper
  • Lloyd Goodrich
  • English
  • 15 July 2018
  • 0810981149

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