David Hockney

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The relationship between art and life and between the three-dimensional world and its reinterpretation in two dimensions has long animated the work of David Hockney, the most popular British artist of the past half-century.

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The relationship between art and life and between the three-dimensional world and its reinterpretation in two dimensions has long animated the work of David Hockney, the most popular British artist of the past half-century.

Here Marco Livingstone traces those connections from Hockney’s student work of the early 1960s through his acclaimed opera designs since the 1970s and photocollages of the 1980s to his ambitious engagement with the Yorkshire landscape initiated in 2004. Always experimenting with new mediums and ways of seeing the world, since the mid-1980s Hockney has adventurously embraced new technology, from fax drawings, ‘home-made prints’ and computer drawings to multi-screen videos and drawings created on an iPhone or iPad. This substantially updated edition of the most widely read introduction to the artist’s work, the only book to cover every phase and medium in Hockney’s remarkable career, convincingly demonstrates his always thrilling inventiveness and originality.

Published in the year Britain’s most popular artist turns eighty, a revised edition of this key book in the World of Art series, by the leading authority on David Hockney.

David Hockney OM, CH, RA (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

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ISBN

9780500204344

Publisher

Date Published

2017

Language

English

Specifications

Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 368pp