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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Overview
  • This monograph illuminates the life and work of one of America’s most celebrated artists, Edward Hopper
  • Edward Hopper (1882–1967) is the greatest painter of modern American life
  • The most up-to-date study of its kind, containing over 200 illustrations and featuring selected pages from his personal notebooks
  • Includes a detailed discussion of a wide range of Hopper’s paintings, watercolours and etchings, such as House by the Railroad (1925) and Nighthawks (1942)
  • Examines the influences that led Hopper to create some of the most widely recognized paintings of the twentieth century
  • The author and editors of Silent Theater were the winners of the prestigious Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in the Arts and Humanities in 2009



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About the book
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.


 

About the author(s)
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.


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