A History of Pictures
From the Cave to the Computer Screen
ISBN10: 1419722751 ISBN13: 9781419722752 Contributors: Gayford, Martin Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc Published: Oct 18 2016 Pages: 360 Weight: 4.50lbs. Height: 11.50" Width: 9.00" Depth: 1.50" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
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. InA 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.