Spanning the entirety of Hopper's career, but with particular emphasis on his heyday in the 1930s and `40s, this book highlights the artist's greatest achievements while discussing such topics as his absorption of European influences, critical reactions to his work, the relation of realism to modernism, his fascination with architecture, his depiction of women, and the struggle in his last years to produce original works. Illustrated with over 150 oils, watercolours and prints, and including essays by several noted scholars in the field, this is the most comprehensive volume on Hopper to be published in many years.
Carol Troyen has worked with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for 27 years and
has played an important role in organizing many exhibitions, including a famous
one on Edward Hopper in 2007. She has lectured at museums across the country,
including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art,
and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Judith A. Barter has been the Field-McCormick Chair of the Department of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago since 1992.