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Copertina rigida8.3 x 10.2 in.1.37 lb96 pagine20
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Artista in difficoltà, divenuto icona dell'esperienza urbana moderna, Edward Hopper è famoso soprattutto per l'inquietante scena del ristorante notturno I Nottambuli. 

Questo libro presenta la sua maestria nell'interpretazione del luogo, dell'umore e della malinconia attraverso vivaci accostamenti di colore, un'illuminazione spoglia e teatrale e figure dai contorni duri, allo stesso tempo parte ed estranee all'ambiente circostante.




Lonely Arts

A distinct eye for alienation

Edward Hopper (1882–1967) is something of an American success story, if only his success had come swifter. At the age of 40, he was a failing artist who struggled to sell a single painting. As he approached 80, Time magazine featured him on its cover. Today, Hopper is considered a giant of modern expression, with an uncanny, unforgettable, and utterly distinct sense for mood and place.

Much of Hopper's work excavates modern city experience. In canvas after canvas, he depicts diners, cafes, shopfronts, street lights, gas stations, rail stations, and hotel rooms. The scenes are marked by vivid color juxtapositions and stark, theatrical lighting, as well as by harshly contoured figures, who appear at once part of, and alien to, their surroundings. The ambiance throughout his repertoire is of an eerie disquiet, alienation, loneliness and psychological tension, although his rural or coastal scenes can offer a counterpoint of tranquility or optimism.

This book presents major works from Hopper's œuvre to introduce a key player not only in American art history but also in the American psyche.

Rolf G. Renner, born in 1945, earned his doctorate in 1976, and has taught at the universities of Göttingen and Munich (Germany), Charlottesville (Virginia), and Columbia (New York). Since 1988, he has served as professor at the University of Freiburg in Germany. Numerous of his articles have appeared in various magazines and journals.

Copertina rigida21 x 26 cm0.62 kg96 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-0033-3

Edizione: Inglese

ISBN 978-3-8365-0034-0

Edizione: Spagnolo

ISBN 978-3-8365-0032-6

Edizione: Francese
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Nata nel 1985, la serie Basic Art è diventata la collezione di libri d’arte più venduta al mondo. Ogni libro della serie Basic Art di TASCHEN contiene: una cronologia dettagliata riassuntiva della vita e delle opere dell’artista, inserito nel contesto storico e culturale in cui è vissuto una biografia concisa circa 100 illustrazioni con didascalie esplicative



12 Valutazioni


Peter,29 ottobre 2021
Die weiße Reihe in Bestform. Informativ, ansprechend, anregend.

An inexpensive book giving access to a great classic

Stephen,1 novembre 2021
I like the fact this book is just the right size, not too big/thick, and gives a very good overview of Hopper's work.

Lost in Hopper's Paints

Nicola,28 ottobre 2021
Hopper doesn't need a review. Just look at his paints and get lost in his loneliness.

Nice read

Kim,28 ottobre 2021
Good way to get to know the work of Hopper.

Very nice

Laura,27 ottobre 2021
I love Hopper’s work and this book is absolutely lovely. Perfectly delivered and great quality as everything else from Taschen!


Ryan,27 ottobre 2021
I ordered the book on Hopper to help with college. In a creative field, inspiration is all around you and I found it in Hopper's work. This TASCHEN book displays the incredible artwork in high quality with lovely descriptions to further educate me on the genius of Hopper.