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Hockney's Pictures

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A stunning, lively volume charting almost fifty years of an extraordinary artist’s creativity across a range of media, Hockney’s Pictures is the definitive retrospective of one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century.


The pieces are selected and organized thematically by David Hockney himself, tracking his lifelong experiments in ways of looking and depicting.
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 18th 2006 by Thames & Hudson (first published November 2004)
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Moushumi Ghosh
Aug 22, 2016 Moushumi Ghosh rated it it was amazing
An intriguing look at the paintings and philosophy of David Hockney. An amazing read. Read if you like art and the philosophy of art.
Benjamin
Nov 26, 2014 Benjamin rated it it was amazing
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With minimum text, the introduction takes just one page, and the introduction to each of its four sections barley half a page each, `Hockney's Pictures' is aptly titled. The introduction explains the aim of each section: `Problems of Depiction', `Life Stilled', `Portraits' and `Space and Light', and then allows the pictures to provide the answers along with the occasional brief and down to earth comment from Hockney himself alongside the relevant picture.

This is a carefully designed volume; the
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Phil
Sep 15, 2014 Phil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thematically arranged survey of Hockney works, to about 2003, interspersed with brief remarks by the artist commenting on the thought and technique behind different pieces and approaches. Very simple & well- produced. Probably requires a certain prior knowledge of the chronology of DH's output, but is in many ways preferable to a more detailed textual exegesis when the pictures themselves are so eloquent.
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