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Silent Theater: The Art of Edward Hopper


This monograph illuminates the life and work of one of America’s most celebrated artists, Edward Hopper


Walter Wells


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Silent Theatre: The Art of Edward Hopper is a celebration and exploration of the work of Edward Hopper.

This beautifully produced monograph is a thorough introduction to Hopper’s work, as well as a detailed exploration of many of the themes of Hopper’s paintings, including longing, time, desire, change, and sanctuary.

Accompanying the reproductions of Hoppers, oils, watercolours, and etchings, is Walter Wells’ informative and engaging writing, which charts Hoppers artistic and literary influences.

Walter Wells also delves into the artist’s psychological, and emotional states, and suggests how these have affected Hopper’s output.

As well as containing reproductions of Hoppers most famous works, 'Summertime', 'New York Movie', 'Morning Sun', 'Night Hawks' and 'Hotel Room', this book contains photographs of Hopper himself, as well as large scale reproductions of Hopper’s sketch books, and comparative art by Van Gogh, Ed Ruscha, Walter Sickert, and Toulouse-Lautrec.

The author and editors of Silent Theatre were the winners of the prestigious Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in the Arts and Humanities.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Paperback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 264 pp
Illustrations: 220 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714863092

Walter Wells taught for 31 years as a Professor of English and American Studies at the California State University, Dominguez Hills, where, in 1998, he was appointed Professor Emeritus. He graduated with BS and MA degrees from NYU. He works extensively as an author, reviewer and editor, and currently lives in London.

"Hopper's paintings have become modern icons... [Wells] has chosen an approach that is more musing than instructing, and in doing so he opens up our personal responses to Hopper's work... In these pages, as he defines and the refines his interpretations, I think Wells may have stumbled on why we keep coming back to these paintings... Hopper's implicit storylines, his narratives which engender tense, suspended silences, are what make his images so compelling. And so they stay with us."—Daily Telegraph

"Hopper's paintings have become modern icons... [Wells] has chosen an approach that is more musing than instructing, and in doing so he opens up our personal responses to Hopper's work... In these pages, as he defines and the refines his interpretations, I think Wells may have stumbled on why we keep coming back to these paintings... Hopper's implicit storylines, his narratives which engender tense, suspended silences, are what make his images so compelling. And so they stay with us."—Daily Telegraph

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