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Author Mazow, Leo G, author.

Title Edward Hopper and the American hotel / Leo G. Mazow with Sarah G. Powers.

Publication Info. Richmond, Virginia : Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, [2019]
New Haven, Connecticut : Distributed by Yale University Press.
Richmond, Virginia : Printed by Worth Higgins.


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Description xi, 202 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, photographs, facsimiles ; 28 cm + 2 pamphlets (23 x 13 cm)
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Note Published to accompany an exhibition held at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, October 26, 2019-February 23, 2020, and at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, June 4-September 13, 2020.
Two accompanying maps: Edward and Josephine Hopper's Road Trips, 1941 and 1952-53.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introducing Hopper's Hotels / Leo G. Mazow -- Edward Hopper, 'Hotel Managment', and the Work of Art / Leo G. Mazow -- Accomodating Home: Marjorie Hillis, Edward Hopper, and the Meaning of "Home" in Modern America / Erika Doss -- Room, Lobby, and Window: Hopper and the Invisibility of Hotel Labor / David Brody -- Edward Hopper and the Legibility of Whiteness / Carmenita Higginbotham -- The Dialectic of the Lobby / Leo G. Mazow -- Driven Inside: Cars, Mobility, and Hopper's Traveling Chambers / Jason Weems -- The Tower Effect: Edward Hopper in Mexico / Sarah G. Power -- Later Hopper: 'Western Motel', 'People in the Sun', and the El Paso Interlude / Leo G. Mazow -- The Hotel in American Art / Kirsten M. Jensen -- The Road Trips: Life on the Road with Edward and Josephine Hopper, 1941-1953 / Sarah G. Powers.
Event "Edward Hopper and the American Hotel" : October 26, 2019-February 23, 2020, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, United States.
"Edward Hopper and the American Hotel" : June 4-September 13, 2020, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.
Summary An examination of the hotel and motel imagery-and the culture it represents--in Edward Hopper's iconic paintings and watercolors. The painter, draftsman, and illustrator Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is one of America's best-known and most frequently exhibited artists. Hotels, motels, and tourist homes are recurring motifs in his work, along with streets, lighthouses, and gas stations forming a visual vocabulary of transportation infrastructure. In ten essays, this fascinating volume explores Hopper's lifelong investigation of such spaces, shedding light on both his professional practice and far-reaching changes in transportation and communications, which affected not only work and leisure but also dynamics of race, class, and gender. Hopper's covers for the trade journal Hotel Management, in addition to other well-known works, invite reflection on the complicated roles of the nascent New Woman; the erasure of hotel work and workers; contemporary associations of the color white with cleanliness and purity; the watercolors Hopper made from hotel windows and rooftops in Mexico; and the broader context of transportation history. A final section traces journeys that Hopper and his wife, the artist Josephine "Jo" Nivison Hopper, took by car in the 1940s and 1950s; selected correspondence and quotations from Jo's diaries join reproductions of postcards and ephemera illuminating their-and fellow Americans'-shifting travel habits.
Subject Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 -- Exhibitions.
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 -- Travel.
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 -- Themes, motives.
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison), 1883-1968 -- Travel.
Hotels in art -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Figurative painting, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Male artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Illustrated works.
Added Author Powers, Sarah G., author.
Doss, Erika, 1956- author.
Brody, David Eric, author.
Higginbotham, Carmenita, 1971- author.
Weems, Jason, author.
Jensen, Kirsten M., 1969- author.
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967, artist, painter.
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967. Works. Selections.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
Indianapolis Museum of Art, host institution.
ISBN 9780300246889 paperback
0300246889 paperback

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