Western Motel : Edward Hopper and Contemporary Art

Western Motel : Edward Hopper and Contemporary Art

Description

American painter Edward Hopper once said, "Maybe I am not very human--what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house." Indeed, Hopper's canvases delineate a new physics of Modern public space, in which the zones between people are not charged with responsiveness (affection, animosity, attraction) but with absolute indifference. Whether alone or grouped, Hopper's solitary figures bespeak Modern metropolitan conditions with a clarity that is deepened by his very specific ability to capture architecture, interior space and, of course, light. The legacy of this vision, coupled with Hopper's unique vocabulary, can be seen in the work of numerous artists today, who are also featured here. Among them are Ed Ruscha, Jim Jarmusch, Todd Haynes, Richard Prince, Rachel Whiteread, Jeff Wall, Markus Schinwald, Philip Lorca diCorcia, David Claerbout, Mark Lewis and Tim Eitel.

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Details

Author(s)
Thomas Macho, Wim Wenders, Matt Gerald
Format
Hardback | 312 pages
Dimensions
198 x 246 x 32mm | 1,338.09g
Publication date
30 Jun 2009
Publisher
Verlag Moderne Kunst
Publication City/Country
Nurnberg, Germany
Language
English
Illustrations note
illustrated in colour
ISBN10
394074851X
ISBN13
9783940748515
Bestsellers rank
2,205,789