"Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Edward Hopper', organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and the Art Institute of Chicago"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-256) and index.
Director's Foreword-- 'A Stranger Worth Talking To': Profiles and Portraits of Edward Hopper by Carol Troyen-- Hopper's Foundation by Elliot Bostwick Davis-- Hopper in Gloucester by Carol Troyen-- Painting Sunlight on the Coast of Maine by Janet L. Comey-- 'The Sacredness of Everyday Fact': Hopper's Pictures of the City by Carol Troyen-- Painting the Modern Cape: Hopper in Truro by Ellen E. Roberts-- Hopper's Women by Carol Troyen-- Nighthawks: Transcending Reality by Judith A. Barter-- Travels and Travails: Hopper's Late Pictures by Judith A. Barter.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Spanning the entirety of Hopper's career, but with particular emphasis on his heyday in the 1930s and 1940s, this book highlights the artist's greatest achievements while discussing such topics as his absorption of European influences, critical reactions to his work, the relation of realism to modernism, his fascination with architecture, his depiction of women, and the struggle in his last years to produce original works. Illustrated with over 150 oils, watercolours and prints, and including essays by several noted scholars in the field, this is the most comprehensive volume on Hopper to be published in many years. (source: Nielsen Book Data)