David Hockney (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
128
Utgivningsdatum
1995-03-01
Förlag
Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Illustrationer
48 colour, 67 b&w
Dimensioner
290 x 220 x 15 mm
Vikt
610 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780789200365
David Hockney (häftad)

David Hockney

Häftad Engelska, 1995-03-01
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For a contemporary artist of serious aesthetic purpose, David Hockney enjoys immense, perhaps unequaled public visibility: the shock of dyed blond hair, the owlish glasses, and the shy, schoolboy grin are known as much through the popular press as through the journals of the art world. His engaging personality, his quirky but always enlightening ideas about art, and his inexhaustible inventiveness both of imagery and of techniques ranging from oil painting to photography to faxes are captured by Peter Clothier with clear-eyed intelligence and grace in this concise but comprehensive overview. From his theatrical early canvases to his more recent photographic collages and operatic set designs, Hockney has tackled the challenge of space on a grand scale. At the same time, much of his work has been devoted to the things most dear to him-friends, family, home, and studio. An intellectual of wide-ranging erudition and a world traveler who makes his home in Hollywood, he still cherishes his roots in Bradford, the northern British town where he was born in 1937. Invention, the driving force behind Hockney's art, is in good part play: "If art isn't playful," he once commented, "it's nothing." This illuminating, color-rich volume conveys with vivid clarity Hockney's serious delight in making art that gives pleasure to both its creator and its audience. About the Modern Masters series "Each author has thoroughly done his or her homework, knows the historical, critical and personal contexts intimately, and writes extraordinarily well." -- Artnews With informative, enjoyable texts and over 100 illustrations--approximately 48 in full color--this innovative series offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era. The authors are highly respected art historians and critics chosen for their ability to think clearly and write well. Each handsomely designed volume presents a thorough survey of the artist's life and work, as well as statements by the artist, an illustrated chapter on technique, a chronology, lists of exhibitions and public collections, an annotated bibliography, and an index. Every art lover, from the casual museumgoer to the serious student, teacher, critic, or curator, will be eager to collect these Modern Masters. And with such a low price, they can afford to collect them all.
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Peter Clothier -- like Hockney a British expatriate living in Southern California -- is a novelist, art critic, and lecturer. His previous writings include two novels -- Dirty-Down and Chiaroscuro -- plus two books of poetry and numerous articles and art reviews.

Innehållsförteckning

Introduction 7 Early Days 11 Toward Naturalism 25 Out of the Trap 43 Explorations in Space 65 Turning Inward 83 Notes 101 Artists' Statements 103 Notes on Technique 109 Chronology 115 Exhibitions 119 Public Collections 122 Selected Bibliography 123 Index 126