That incomparable melancholy in Edward Hopper's magical oeuvre occasionally leads us to look at the details of his life. Where did he live and work? What were his most important influences while he was working on his great paintings of America? In this wonderful, clearly legible book, Ulf Kuster strolls throught the ABCs of Hopper's life and work, from the "American landscape", "Buick", "Goethe", and "shadow and sunlight" to the key word, "zero". On the way he opens up many new doors or insights, enriching the views of Hopper's paintings and making it possible to interpret them in new ways - an entertaining and informative book.