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One of the foremost chroniclers of preand#8211;World War II American urbanism, painter and printmaker Edward Hopper depicted hauntingly isolated figures in diners, railroad cars, and rented rooms at the beginning of the twentieth century. A lifelong New Yorker, Hopper took the loneliness of big city life as one of his most persistent themes, and his often dark and remarkably realistic works have come to symbolize the melancholy of modern life.

This new and sumptuously illustrated volume reproduces six of Hopperand#8217;s major works, together with selections from more than thirty other well-known artists of the time, including Man Ray, German-American expressionist Lyonel Feininger, photographer and precisionist painter Charles Sheeler, and Georgia Oand#8217;Keeffe. Together, these worksand#8212;all owned by New Yorkand#8217;s Whitney Museum of American Artand#8212;illustrate the rapid development of cities, a central theme in American art prior to World War II.

Powerful and sometimes nostalgic, the works of Hopper and his contemporaries portray an earlier and#8220;modernand#8221; Americaand#8212;yet one whose sense of isolation, estrangement, and vulnerability resonates equally well with todayand#8217;s increasingly fast-paced society. Modern Life is a beautiful and informative book and a fine introduction to this important group of twentieth-century artists.

About the Author

Ortrud Westheider is director of the Bucerius Kunstforum, an arts collective in Hamburg. Michael Philipp is curator at the Bucerius Kunstforum.

Table of Contents

Forewords

Preface

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Ortrud Westheider and Emily Ansenk

Urban Visions: The Ashcan School and Edward Hopper

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Rebecca Zurier

Theand#160;Thrill of the City: Urban Experience and Avant-Garde Art

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Susanne Scharf

An American in Munich and Berlin: Marsden Hartley and the Blaue Reiter

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Ortrud Westheider

Edward Hopper: Between Realism and Abstraction

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Barbara Haskell

National Identities: The Synthesis of the Urban and the Rural in the Work of Charles Sheeler

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Bernhard Schulz

Crashing the Gate: The Whitney Museum's Advocacy of Modern American Art

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Sasha Nicholas

Catalogue (with texts by the Whitney Museum, Michael Philipp, Susanne Scharf and Ortrud Westheider)

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Modern Life

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Experiment and Abstraction

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Edward Hopper: Melancholy in Modernism

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; American Scenes

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Machine

Product Details

ISBN:
9783777434018
Author:
Haskell, Barbara
Publisher:
Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Author:
Philipp, Michael
Author:
Westheider, Ortrud
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
2nd Edition
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
143 color plates, 93 halftones
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.00 x 9.00 in
Age Level:
A New Classicism<BR>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;

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