As a struggling artist turned icon of the modern urban experience, Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967) is most famed for his haunting nocturnal diner scene Nighthawks. Much of Hopper's work excavates the modern city experience. In canvas after canvas, he depicts diners, cafes, shopfronts, street lights, gas stations, rail stations, and hotel rooms. This book by author Rolf G. Renner introduces Hopper’s mastery of place, mood, and melancholy through vivid color juxtapositions; stark, theatrical lighting; as well as harshly contoured figures, at once part of, and alien to, their surroundings. The book also presents key works from Hopper's oeuvre to introduce a key player not only in American art history but also in the American psyche.
Hardcover, 96 pages
10” x 8”