This is a beautiful and hard as a brick book on the great American painter Edward Hopper. High quality paper for the excellent illustrations of all his best paintings and a lot more. The text matches the quality of the reproductions, flows along with the life of the author and his artistic progression. The author never bores; she obviously comments on the artistic quality and craftmanships of the painter, but never getting entangled or too academic. If not a biography, which definitely is not, it is a good introduction and appetizer for other books on the Hooper.
The illustrations are sometimes full-sized, others half-page... never too small. Just the one book on Hopper if one is to choose just one. I spent a whole lot of time just contemplating the front cover. This is one of those books that really is worth all the bucks you have to pay for it. A lovely book!