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Hopper (Paperback)

Author:  Mark Strand
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0375709711
ISBN-13: 9780375709715
Sku: 30822975
Publish Date: 11/1/2001
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 6L x 0.5T
Pages:  80
Age Range:  NA
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Illustrated in sumptuous color for the first time: Mark Strand''s acclaimed examination of the art of the great American painter Edward Hopper.
In thirty brief, elegantly expressive, illuminating essays--each one accompanying a single painting--Strand "takes the poet''s entrance into the silent world of Hopper with a gift of words that allows a painter and a poet to become partners in opening the windows of the imagination" (Wayne Thiebaud).

"From the Hardcover edition."

This study of Hopper's work is part of the Writers on Art series from Ecco Press. Mark Strand, whose poems move through a terrain similar to that portrayed by Hopper, approaches the painter's work with a fresh eye and presents a unique and powerful understanding of what makes the paintings so memorable and moving.
Author Bio
Mark Strand
Mark Strand, the former Poet Laureate of the United States, was born on Prince Edward Island, but lived as a child in Montreal, New York, and Philadelphia, and as a teenager in various parts of Central and South America. He received his B.A. from Antioch College, and went on to Yale to study art, but eventually turned to writing poetry instead, becoming interested in the question of the self vs. the world--a preoccupation that has never left him. He lived in Italy in 1960-61 on a Fulbright grant, then attended the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he then taught. Since then, he has taught at a variety of colleges and universities. From 1980 to 1985, Strand gave up writing poetry, concentrating on stories and art criticism, but THE CONTINUOUS LIFE, published in 1990, is considered one of his best books. He received a MacArthur grant in 1987, and in 1990 he was chosen as Poet Laureate of the United States. Strand has won several awards for his poetry, including Yale's Bollingen Prize in 1993.


"Strand's perceptions are ...intuitive and visceral. I recommend this strange and wonderful book to anyone interested in Hopper's work." - Justin Spring

New York Review of Books
''Strand's pages on Hopper sound unwritten--sort of lingering over the picture as attention precipitates into words. Listen: 'In Hopper paintings there is a lot of waiting going on. Hopper's people seem to have nothing to do. they are like characters whose parts have deserted them...' They are lucky to have found a voice in Mark Strand." - Leo Steinberg

New Yorker
"This is surely the most attentive book that has ever been written about Hooper." - Adam Gopnick

"Mark Strand takes the poet's entrance into the silent world of the Edward Hooper with a gift of words that allows painter and poet to become partners in opening up the window of the imagination." - Wayne Thiebaud

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0080
Product attributePublisher:   Knopf Publishing Group
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