Edward Hopper and the American Imagination

Edward Hopper and the American Imagination


By (author) Deborah Lyons, By (author) Adam D. Weinberg, By (author) Whitney Museum Of American Art, Edited by Julie Grau, By (artist) Edward Hopper

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 239mm x 23mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 1 October 1997
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393313298
  • ISBN 13: 9780393313291
  • Illustrations note: 59 full-color paintings

Product description

This volume includes fifty-nine of Hopper's most important works in full color, as well as original works by thirteen renowned fiction writers and poets that pay homage to, or make reference to, the ways in which Hopper pictured our world. The contributors include Paul Auster, Anne Beattie, Tess Gallagher, Thom Gunn, John Hollander, William Kennedy, Galway Kinnell, Ann Lauterbach, Norman Mailer, Leonard Michaels, Walter Mosley, Grace Paley, and James Salter. Also featured is an essay by art historian Dr. Gail Levin. Hopper's themes of alienation and loneliness, empty cityscapes and countrysides, the stark light of Cape Cod, silent hills and houses all have been indelibly imprinted on our collective sense of ourselves and our country. This work celebrates the impact Hopper's imagery continues to have on contemporary culture and is dedicated to a fuller understanding of Hopper's place in the American mind.

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Author information

Deborah Lyons is a former curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and co-editor of Edward Hopper and the American Imagination (Norton). She lives in New Jersey.