David Hockney : Paintings Paperback
This consideration of Hockney's work from 1960 to the early nineties dispels myths and opens up new lines of inquiry concerning his contributions to post-modern art.
Filled with beautiful colour plates of his paintings, the book draws on extensive research and the artist's personal archives.
In a broad chronological format, the book reveals the major phases in Hockney's oeuvre: his early years as a student at the Royal College of Art in London and his ironic experimentation with different styles of painting; his images of life in southern California; his highly personal portraits and their studies in perspective; his reinterpretations of modernist paintings; and his forays into photo-collage.
The authors' incisive commentary reveals how Hockney's paintings question, parody and undermine accepted ideas about modern art, while forcing us to reconsider our assumptions about originality and creativity.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 200 pages, 74 colour, 116 black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Prestel
- Publication Date: 30/11/2006
- Category: Art & design styles: Pop art
- ISBN: 9783791337180