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David Hockney was born in England in 1937 and studied at the Royal College of Art. He achieved international acclaim by his mid-twenties as part of the pop art movement and has gone on to become one of the best known artists of his generation. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Obres de David Hockney

That's the Way I See It (1993) 184 exemplars
David Hockney by David Hockney (1976) 162 exemplars
A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney (2011) — Artist — 119 exemplars
Pictures by David Hockney (1979) 103 exemplars
China Diary (1982) 102 exemplars
David Hockney's Dog Days (1707) 95 exemplars
Paper Pools (1980) 93 exemplars
Cameraworks (1984) 83 exemplars
Hockney's Alphabet (1991) 59 exemplars
Photographs (1982) 46 exemplars
Hockney Posters (1987) 43 exemplars
72 Drawings by David Hockney (1971) 39 exemplars
David Hockney Poster Art (1988) 25 exemplars
Faces (Painters & Sculptors) (1987) 21 exemplars
Mapplethorpe x 7 (2011) 17 exemplars
Picasso (1990) 13 exemplars
Hockney's photographs (1983) 11 exemplars
Hand Eye Heart (2005) 11 exemplars
David Hockney on Photography (1983) 11 exemplars
Royal Academy Illustrated 2004 (2004) 10 exemplars
David Hockney (1987) 8 exemplars
David Hockney: Recent Etchings (1999) 7 exemplars
18 portraits (1977) 5 exemplars
David Hockney prints, 1954-77 (1979) 5 exemplars
20 Photographs (1996) 4 exemplars
Grimms' Fairy Tales (1993) 4 exemplars
Six Fairy Tales (1970) 3 exemplars
David Hockney: Double Portrait (2003) 2 exemplars
My Window - David Hockney (2020) 2 exemplars
Piscines de papier (1980) 2 exemplars
Hockney (2016) 2 exemplars
New work with a camera (1983) 2 exemplars
Baharın gelişi, 1 exemplars
"David Hockney ; images" (2011) 1 exemplars
Resmin Tarihi (2017) 1 exemplars
220 for 202 1 exemplars
David Hockney : The arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020 (2020) — Illustrator, Interviewee — 1 exemplars
Fax cuadros (Spanish Edition) (1990) 1 exemplars
Recent etchings 1 exemplars
Words & Pictures 1 exemplars
Une éducation artistique (1999) 1 exemplars
Things Recent (1990) 1 exemplars
David Hockney fotografo (1983) 1 exemplars
Tableaux et Dessins 1 exemplars
Hockney's Operas 1 exemplars
Ma Normandie 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Cement Garden (1978) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions3,559 exemplars
Autumn (2016) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions2,025 exemplars
Intercanvis : una història de dos campus (1975) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions1,932 exemplars
Winter (2017) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions1,082 exemplars
Spring (2019) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions754 exemplars
Summer (2020) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions598 exemplars
David Hockney (World of Art) (1981) 197 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 44 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2013) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Fashion Drawing in Vogue (1997) — Preface, algunes edicions36 exemplars
The California Pop-Up Book (2001) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Lucian Freud: Painting People (2012) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
LUNA LUNA - Ermoglicht Von Neue Revue (1987) — Artist — 15 exemplars
Tate Introductions : Hockney (2017) — Artist — 15 exemplars
A Bigger Splash [1973 film] (2006) — Actor — 11 exemplars
David Hockney: A Bigger Picture [2009 film] (2009) — Actor — 7 exemplars
Hockney : Tate Britain : 9 Feb - 29 May 2017 (2017) — Artist — 2 exemplars
Die Frau ohne Schatten (San Francisco Opera, 4-VI-2023) (2023) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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This is one of those books where you have to look quite closely at the title: It's not a history of visual art, it's a history of pictures. In other words, Hockney and Gayford are discussing the history of human depictions of the real world on flat surfaces. They look at the interaction between imaginative reproduction — artists putting lines and colours on paper — and technical reproduction where we use optical devices to project images of the real world either temporarily onto a wall or a screen or more permanently onto a photographic film or a digital sensor.

Hockney, of course, has a long-standing bee in his bonnet about the way artists have used optical devices to assist them in composing pictures. So there's a lot about how every important artist from the renaissance onwards has been using a camera obscura to trace forms or at least to establish the composition of their work. It's perhaps controversial if you're an art historian, but if you don’t have a vested interest, it does seem to make perfect sense. Why wouldn't you use a tool if it's available and makes your work easier?

Of course, they emphasise that there's still always an important creative element in choosing the composition and lighting of what you want in your picture and then choosing how you want to transfer it from the projection to the permanent record.

Hockney points out that trained artists have often also turned out to be very good at taking photographs, whilst people who have no sense of visual art are unlikely to be good at taking photographs, except in a technical sense.

The book also covers moving images and digital creation of pictures — Hockney is the great advocate of iPad art, of course — but it’s just a bit too old to cover the rapidly developing topic of AI-created images. I’m sure there will be a chapter on that if they ever update the book. It would be interesting to know what Hockney thinks about computers producing images of penguins on surfboards or inadequately-clothed Asian girls in post-apocalyptic cityscapes.

It's interesting how this book is set up very explicitly as a dialogue with alternate passages written by Hockney and Gayford. Hockney writes, of course, from the practical viewpoint of a practising artist and also from his own aesthetic insight, whilst Gayford sticks more to filling us in on the history of art, explaining the background and context of the things that were going on around the artists at the time. It's a very good collaboration and it works surprisingly smoothly. I didn't find it at all distracting really.

The book is very richly illustrated. It includes practically every picture mentioned in the text, even the very over-familiar ones. In the paperback it's not always the most beautiful, glossy reproduction, but they're all perfectly adequate. The book is quite pretty to look at, although a bit chunky to be a coffee table book.

If you're going to read just one book on the history of visual images, this is probably a bit too random and discursive: you would probably want to start with someone like Gombrich. But this is also a very nice one, and a lively, entertaining read.
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thorold | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
Дэвид Хокни, популярный современный художник, и Мартин Гейфорд, художественный критик, историк искусства и автор биографий Ван Гога, Констебля и Микеланджело, ведут увлекательный диалог о месте и истории изображений в жизни людей. Именно изображений, потому что беседа, начинаясь с глубин веков, органично вплетает все больше и больше визуальных средств их воспроизведения, самыми узнаваемыми из которых, безусловно, по сей день являются картины. Однако и фотография, и кинематограф оказали заметное влияние на то, как мы воспринимаем изображения сейчас, и на то, как пишутся картины, а потому разговор идет и о них. Отдельная нить обсуждения — технологии: импрессионизма не было бы без изобретения тюбиков для краски, которые позволили писать на пленэре, а камера-обскура совершила подлинный переворот в живописи, хотя многие великие художники стеснялись признаваться в ее использовании. Хокни и Гейфорд, демонстрируя энциклопедические знания, распознают тайные приемы мэтров и даже находят у них ляпы. Впрочем, делается это без злого умысла, их интересует вопрос правдивого изображения мира. Ведь «если одни картины более правдивы, чем другие, они все равно не говорят всей правды, ибо это невозможно».… (més)
 
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Den85 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 25 July -29 August 1970
 
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petervanbeveren | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 10, 2023 |
This book was a delight! It was just a random pick at a local library but kids enjoyed it and learned quite a lot from it. And I did too! So don't be discouraged by the title. ;)

It is basically a discussion between an artist and an art critic that helps the reader to look at, analyze, and appreciate visual arts. It's broken down by elements of a picture: lines, shadows, space, etc., and presents how they evolved throughout history. Authors describe major innovations (like new kinds of paints) or trends (like establishing trade routes with the Far East and its influence on Europe) that helped artists change and improve how we think about those concepts.

It might sound "academish" but the book is very approachable and written in easy language. Playful illustrations help to keep kids engaged while art examples are intriguing and insightful. It feels much more like an exploration and having a sneak peek into artists' secrets than a dry lecture on art history. It got many Wow!'s from my kids when we were reading it together so I guess it works for its target audience.

One technical thing that didn't work so well was the font choice. One author has a typical "bookish" font, while the other one has a sketchy comic-like font. The latter is difficult to read for younger kids and can frustrate them. Content-wise painting and photography were explained very well, especially how these two arts inspired each other. However, the film description only scratched the surface and digital art was only mentioned (and lacked any context or meaningful examples). I wish these newer forms of visual expression got more attention and depth.

Overall, it is a highly enjoyable book for kids and adults that will help them understand visual arts better. It leaves some blank spaces and many questions unanswered, so I hope it will be just an introduction to a further exploration and education for whole families :)
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sperzdechly | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 28, 2022 |

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Obres
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18
Membres
2,984
Popularitat
#8,552
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
31
ISBN
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