Book Description: Now in rich color, thirty of American painter Edward Hopperâ€™s masterpieces with critiques from acclaimed poet Mark Strand. Strand deftly illuminates the work of the frequently misunderstood American painter, whose enigmatic paintingsâ€”of gas stations, storefronts, cafeterias, and hotel roomsâ€”number among the most powerful of our time. Â In brief but wonderfully compelling comments accompanying each painting, the elegant expressiveness of Strandâ€™s language is put to the service of Hopperâ€™s visual world. The result is a singularly illuminating presentation of the work of one of Americaâ€™s best-known artists. Strand shows us how the formal elements of the paintingsâ€”geometrical shapes pointing beyond the canvas, light from unseen sourcesâ€”locate the viewer, as he says, â€śin a virtual space where the influence and availability of feeling predominate.â€ť Â 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.