By Mark Strand
(Knopf Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780375709715, 80pp.)
Publication Date: November 13, 2001
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In brief but wonderfully compelling comments accompanying each painting, the elegant expressiveness of Strand's language is put to the service of Hopper's visual world. The result is a singularly illuminating presentation of the work of one of America's best-known artists. Strand shows us how the formal elements of the paintings--geometrical shapes pointing beyond the canvas, light from unseen sources--locate the viewer, as he says, "in a virtual space where the influence and availability of feeling predominate."
An unforgettable combination of prose and painting in their highest forms, this book is a must for poetry and art lovers alike.
"From the Hardcover edition.