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Edward Hopper

by Hobbs, Robert Carleton, 1946-

Format: Print Book 1987
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q N6537.H6 H6 1987
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Oversize
Call Number  q N6537.H6 H6 1987
Moon Township Public Library Non-Fiction 759.13 HOBBS
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  759.13 HOBBS
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 759.13 H
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  759.13 H
Traces the life and career of this modern American artist, looks at a variety of his paintings, watercolors, drawings, and etchings, and discusses themes in his work.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The third and fourth volumes in this series uphold the high standards of printing, paper, layout, and binding of their predecessors, McLanathan's Gilbert Stuart (Booklist 83:181 O 1 86) and Mathews' Mary Cassatt (83:1639 Jl 87). Hobbs' treatment of the arguably most popular twentieth-century U.S. artist is almost exclusively critical, wisely so since Hopper's life was calm and since Hobbs has some new ideas about the great realist. It is a commonplace that Hopper is the visual poet of alienation. Hobbs lets this perception stand and pursues a complementary argument that Hopper was a critic of progress whose concern was to make viewers of his art think about the costs in lost graciousness and sociability consequent upon the huge modern-day population shift from country to city. To effect this critique, Hopper adopted the viewpoint of the tourist speeding through the landscape in a car, of the city walker hurrying past apartment and business windows, glimpsing bits of human dramas whose meanings are ambiguous or properly discernible only through the kind of scrutiny merely passing by disallows. These are exciting theses brilliantly advanced. Walker's study of Whistler is basically biographical, and with excellent reason, for few artists have lived more colorfully than the American expatriate in England who abetted the artistic revolution of French impressionism. Gifted with wit and a fine writing style as well as artistic talent, Whistler shook up the English art world as had no one since Turner. Walker energetically recounts Whistler's career in frankly partisan tones, averring, for instance, that some sentences from his hero's great lecture establishing the modern doctrine of art for art's sake are ``more beautiful than anything written by Ruskin.'' Nor does he slight Whistler's absolutely individual style in paintings, which, he says, anticipated abstract expressionism. Both sterling additions to what is becoming an epochal series have biochronologies, selected bibliographies, and indexes appended. RO."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Library of American art (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.)
Subjects Hopper, Edward, -- 1882-1967.
Artists -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :H.N. Abrams, in association with the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution,1987
Contributors National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
Language English
Notes "Times mirror books"--T.p. verso.
Includes index.
Description 158 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm.
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: page 152.
ISBN 9780810911628
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