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ISBN: 0810958058
ISBN 13: 9780810958050
Language: English
The author of the book: Justin Spring
Edition: Harry N. Abrams
Date of issue: September 15th 1998
Format files: PDF
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Extremely accessible introduction to Hopper, suitable for complete beginners in the sphere of fine art. It held my attention and its rich illustrative material was a delight. However, I was extremely vexed by the blatantly sexist and far-fetched interpretations of the author - to him, if there is a whiff of a woman in a painting, it's an erotic painting, and the woman is most likely a prostitute. A woman naked in the privacy of her room - prostitute. A woman dressed in a hotel room - prostitute. A woman fully dressed drinking coffee by herself - likely a prostitute. Two women dining together in a restaurant - probably prostitutes. He calls "subtly erotic" a painting with a fully clothed female figure at one side – a theatre usherette just looking bored at her job. He straight up declares that the women in Hopper's paintings (not accounting for context, style or anything else besides the presence of a female figure) create a sexually charged atmosphere. For this guy, a female figure, no matter what it looks like or how it's painted, can only ever be a sexual symbol. It's like he's never entertained the thought that women are also people and could be painted merely as human beings, embodying the same universal ideas as male figures in painting - isolation, alienation, feeling of hopelessness in the modern age. Found it really grating.


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Ebook The Essential Edward Hopper read Online! Justin Spring is a New York based writer specializing in twentieth-century American art and culture. He is the author of many monographs, catalogs, museum publications, and books, including the biography Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art (Yale University Press, 2000) and Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude (Universe, 2002). He has been the recipient of a number of grants, fellowships, and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the International Association of Art Critics Best Show Award. He has held research fellowships from Yale University, Brown University, Radcliffe College and Amherst College. His monograph on Paul Cadmus was a finalist for the Lamda Literary Award in Art History.


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I read the whole book with a stupid smile on my face. General advice to everyone!

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