Edward Hopper & the 1930s

A fascinating analysis on Edward Hopper’s stylistic 1930s artwork which makes me want to check out Rules of Civility by Amor Towles all the more. I admit that I’ve always had a fascination with this time period, from the fedora hats to the obsession with martinis. And the fact that Towles knows his artwork so well reflects that he has an excellent understanding of the time period too. It means he’s put a lot of thought into it, and although I’m not sure about the main character Katie Kontent, I think the atmosphere alone will make this book worth a look!

“Put on some Billie Holiday, pour a dry martini and immerse yourself in the eventful life of Katey Kontent…[Towles] clearly knows the privileged world he’s writing about, as well as the vivid, sometimes reckless characters who inhabit it.”


1938 Manhattan – Rules of Civility