History of Pictures (Paperback)
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A compact edition of Hockney and Gayford’s brilliantly original book, with updated material and brand-new pieces of art
Informed and energized by a lifetime of painting, drawing, and making images with cameras, David Hockney, in collaboration with art critic Martin Gayford, explores how and why pictures have been made across the millennia. Juxtaposing a rich variety of images—a still from a Disney cartoon with a Japanese woodblock print by Hiroshige, a scene from an Eisenstein film with a Velazquez painting—the authors cross the normal boundaries between high culture and popular entertainment, and argue that film, photography, painting, and drawing are deeply interconnected. Featuring a revised final chapter with some of Hockney’s latest works, this new, compact edition of A History of Pictures remains a significant contribution to the discussion of how artists represent reality.
About the Author
David Hockney is one of the world’s most popular artists. He lives in Los Angeles. Martin Gayford’s many books include Rendez-vous with Art with Philippe de Montebello. He lives in Cambridge, England. Rose Blake is an illustrator and the daughter of famous artist Peter Blake. She lives in London.