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- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 368 pages
- Dimensions: 220mm x 235mm x 34mm | 1,570g
- Publication date: 18 December 2006
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 050028671X
- ISBN 13: 9780500286715
- Illustrations note: 325 illustrations, 277 in colour
- Sales rank: 73,295
This much acclaimed book, newly available in paperback, is the definitive retrospective of the most popular serious artist in the world today. Covering all media over almost fifty years, and presented thematically to show the evolution and diversity of Hockney's prolific paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints and photography, it also features quotes from the artist himself that illuminate the passionate thinking behind his work. Its huge international success confirms and reinforces Hockney's position as the world's most popular living artist.
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David Hockney is Britain's most celebrated living artist and one of the most popular artists at work in the world today. His pieces are in the permanent collections of major museums internationally, and his book Secret Knowledge, which was reissued in a revised and updated edition in 2006, turned art history on its head.
By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008
"This is a beautifully printed book and a joy to study. The reason that I marked it down is that it is a bit on the small side and the commentary is rather sparse (which of course lets the paintings etc stand out clearly).
For the price, it is remarkable value and I expect to refer to it many times over the years as it is well bound and uses good quality paper.
This is not a coffee table book but one to be enjoyed on an ongoing basis."
Table of contents
Introduction: Loving the world with new eyes; Problems of Depiction: Looking at Pictures; A Marriage of Styles; Stages; Water; Movement; Moving Viewpoint; Life Stilled: Life and Love; Lives; Still Life; Home; Portraits: Friends; Family; Self; Space and Light: South; West; East; North; London Yorkshire.