The Lonely City

Author: Olivia Laing
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250039576
Size: 13,22 MB
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"You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavor to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by thousands of strangers. The Lonely City is a roving cultural history of urban loneliness, centered on the ultimate city: Manhattan, that teeming island of gneiss, concrete, and glass. What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately involved with another human being? How do we connect with other people, particularly if our sexuality or physical body is considered deviant or damaged? Does technology draw us closer together or trap us behind screens? Olivia Laing explores these questions by travelling deep into the work and lives of some of the century's most original artists, among them Andy Warhol, David Wojnarowicz, Edward Hopper, Henry Darger and Klaus Nomi. Part memoir, part biography, part dazzling work of cultural criticism, The Lonely City is not just a map, but a celebration of the state of loneliness. It's a voyage out to a strange and sometimes lovely island, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but visited by many - millions, say - of souls"--

Edward Hopper

Author: Wieland Schmied
Editor: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791333007
Size: 16,25 MB
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Hopper created some of the most popular icons of 20th-century American art. His work was essentially a critique of modern life and made him one of the most respected figures in modern art.

Transforming Vision

Author: Edward Hirsch
Editor: Bulfinch Press
ISBN: 9780821221266
Size: 17,54 MB
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In this unique and lavishly illustrated gift book, famous writers, including John Updike, Wallace Stevens, Joyce Carol Oates, and Philip Levine, contribute poems and prose--most never before published--on artworks found in one of the country's preeminent museums. 70 illustrations, 63 in color.

My Love Affair With Modern Art

Author: Katharine Kuh
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1611455065
Size: 17,48 MB
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One of America's leading curators, "a woman of resilience and vision, a writer of clarity and ardor" (Chicago Tribune), takes you on a personal tour of the world of modern art. In the Depression-era climate of the 1930s, Katharine Kuh defied the odds and opened a gallery in Chicago, where she exhibited such relatively unknown artists as Fernand L�ger, Paul Klee, Joan Mir�, Ansel Adams, Marc Chagall, and Alexander Calder. Her extraordinary story reveals how and why America became a major force in the world of contemporary art.

Out My Window

Author: Gail Albert Halaban
Editor: Power House Books
ISBN: 9781576876121
Size: 16,46 MB
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Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window comes to mind when looking at Gail Albert Halaban's book of photographers of city dwellers peering into their neighbours' windows, Out My Window. The photographs are views across streets, alleyways and airshafts, peering through windows to reveal intimate portraits. These beautiful voyeuristic pictures capture both the intimacy and remoteness of living in proximity to so many strangers. Out My Window can be seen as an exploration of the contradictory impulses of metropolitan life: the desire to connect and the desire to be left alone.

First Love

Author: Gwendoline Riley
Editor: Melville House
ISBN: 1612196268
Size: 17,98 MB
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Rendered in dazzling prose, First Love is an account of the relationship between two catastrophically ill-suited people walking a precarious line between relative calm and explosive confrontation.

Edward Hopper

Author: Carter E. Foster
Editor: Skira - Berenice
ISBN: 9788857202839
Size: 10,88 MB
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An extensive study on Hopper, which accompanies a major travelling exhibition and illuminates the life and work of one of America’s most celebrated artists. Illustrated with over 150 oils, watercolors, etchings and drawings with comments on their formal and technical characteristics, this exhibition’s catalog offers an updated critical interpretation of Edward Hopper’s work and an alternative view to the extensive literature that already exists on this artist. Among the artworks included are Cape Cod Sunset, Second Story Sunlight, and some interesting self-portraits from the Whitney Museum of American Art; the famous Morning Sun from the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, and a number of lesser-known watercolors and oils from Hopper’s journeys to Paris. Also included are essays by several noted scholars, and an extensive chronology and bibliography. Perfect for casual perusing or serious study, this lavish exploration of Edward Hopper’s work is certain to find a wide audience.

Edward Hopper

Author: Edward Hopper
Editor: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 9783888149931
Size: 16,57 MB
Format: PDF
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Edward Hopper S New York

Author: Avis Berman
Editor: Pomegranate Communications
ISBN: 0764931547
Size: 16,97 MB
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Illustrated by over 50 of Edward Hopper's most powerful evocations of New York, Avis Berman's essay explores how Hopper and his work illuminate each other by analyzing what his New York is - and is not. Ever the contrarian, he offers an alternative to what other American artists seized on - the new, the gigantic, the technologically exciting. Hopper stayed away from tourist attractions or landmarks of the city's glamorous skyline. His preference for nondescript vernacular buildings is emblematic of the larger Hopper paradox: he makes emptiness full, silence articulate, banality intense, plainness mysterious, and tawdriness noble.

The Art Of Sleeping Alone

Author: Sophie Fontanel
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451696280
Size: 11,50 MB
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A beloved French author, journalist, editor and fashion blogger, at 49 years of age, makes a deliberate choice to remain single and celibate, a truly liberating decision that opens up a number of questions about the over-sexed society in which we live.