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A HISTORY OF PICTURES: FROM THE CAVE TO THE COMPUTER SCREEN. David Hockney and Martin Gayford. Abrams, New York, 2016. 360 pp. with 312 ills. (237 col.). 29 x 23 cm. LC 2016-932042 ISBN 9781419722752 In English.
Publisher's description: A picture, says David Hockney, is the only way that we can communicate what we see. Here, in a collaboration with art critic Martin Gayford, he explores the many ways that artists have pictured the world, sharing sparkling insights and ideas that will delight every art lover and art maker. Readers who thrilled to Hockney's Secret Knowledge know that he has an uncanny ability to get into the minds of artists. In A History of Pictures he covers far more ground, getting at the roots of visual expression and technique through hundreds of images -- from cave paintings to frames from movies -- that are reproduced. It's a joyful celebration of one of humanity's oldest impulses.
Artist(s):Hockney, David (as author)
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 70,54,55
Worldwide Number: 172775
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