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That's the Way I See It

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"THAT'S THE WAY I SEE IT," the second volume in David Hockney's impassioned autobiography, received a chorus of accolades when it was first published in 1993. Now his insightful and engaging autobiography is available for the first time in a stunning paperbook edition. Perhaps the most critically acclaimed and universally popular artist of our time, Hockney has devoted him ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Thames & Hudson (first published September 1st 1993)
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Piet
Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Hockney uses a lot of words to describe subjects like reproduction or space or point of view.
He seems to be an original spirit who doesn't care much about money.
Remarkably he says e.g. working on Die Frau in die Schatten took me 8 months and cost me a lot of money. However I tremendously enjoyed the last performance and that made it worth it all.
Kim
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art-related
David Hockney is so brilliant - his work transcents pretty much everything. It is clever, humorous, well crafted, thought provoking and honest. Plus just gorgeous to look at. And I'll admit, I mostly looked at the pictures, but the text I read was just as enlightening. I will tuck in over the winter months with this one and a sketchbook and make all sorts of notes.
Steve
Apr 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
I like the paintings of David Hockney. It's interesting to read is take on art and art history. It sure beats a dry textbook!
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Dec 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Very smart, insightful and inspiring.
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Feb 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mike Anderson
Reading this book is like having the hyper smart younger version of your kindly grandfather tell you why it is OK to enjoy making the work you make.
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David Hockney was born in Bradford, England, on July 9, 1937. He loved books and was interested in art from an early age, admiring Picasso, Matisse and Fragonard. His parents encouraged their son’s artistic exploration, and gave him the freedom to doodle and daydream.

Hockney attended the Bradford College of Art from 1953 to 1957. Then, because he was a conscientious objector to military service, h
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