Author: Paul Melia
Publisher: Manchester University Press
View: 1909This book presents an analysis of the key developments in Hockney's work over the past 30 years, and the chapters advance the critical debate around his work. He is the most widely discussed and well documented artist of his generation.
Author: Sarah Howgate,David Hockney,Mark Glazebrook,Barbara Stern Shapiro,Marco Livingstone,Edmund White
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
View: 1917This authoritative new study examines Hockney's portraits in all media - painting, drawing, photographs and prints - and is produced in close collaboration with the artist.
The Biography, 1937-1975
Author: Christopher Simon Sykes
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 4265Drawing on exclusive and unprecedented access to David Hockney’s extensive archives, notebooks, and paintings, interviews with family, friends, and on Hockney himself, Christopher Simon Sykes provides a colorful and intimate portrait of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Born in 1937, David Hockney grew up in a northern English town during the days of postwar austerity. By the time he was ten years old he knew he wanted to be an artist, and after leaving school he went on to study at Bradford Art College and later at the Royal College of Art in London. Bursting onto the scene at the Young Contemporaries exhibition, Hockney was quickly heralded as the golden boy of postwar British art and a leading proponent of pop art. It was during the swinging 60s in London that he befriended many of the seminal cultural figures of the generation and throughout these years Hockney's career grew. Always absorbed in his work, he drew, painted and etched for long hours each day, but it was a scholarship that led him to California, where he painted his iconic series of swimming pools. Since then, the most prestigious galleries across the world have devoted countless shows to his extraordinary work. In the seventies he expanded his range of projects, including set and costume design for operas and experiments with photography, lithography, and even photocopying. Most recently he has been at the forefront the art world's digital revolution, producing incredible sketches on his iPhone and iPad, and it is this progressive thinking which has highlighted his genius, vigor and versatility as an artist approaching his 75th birthday. In this, the first volume of Hockney’s biography, detailing his life and work from 1937 - 1975, Sykes explores the fascinating world of the beloved and controversial artist whose career has spanned and epitomized the art movements of the last five decades. "The timing couldn't be better for this enjoyable and well-sourced book, which — like Hockney's own work — is both conversational and perceptive." —Los Angeles Times "To read Christopher Simon Sykes' David Hockney is to marvel at the artistic gifts of the eccentric Yorkshireman who rose from a sometimes pinched childhood to hobnob with poet Stephen Spender and novelist Christopher Isherwood, to party with Mick Jagger and Manolo Blahnik." —The Plain Dealer "Prodigiously entertaining." —Financial Times “A chatty, knowledgeable, insider's biography, full of anecdotes.” —The Guardian
a drawing retrospective
Author: Ulrich Luckhardt,Paul Melia
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
View: 8658Published to coincide with the first major retrospective of David Hockney's drawings in 15 years, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this volume brings together for the first time an exciting selection of the works on paper and in sketchbooks of perhaps the world's most widely celebrated contemporary artist. A chronology and select bibliography accompany the 145 color and 70 black-and-white illustrations.
Author: Marco Livingstone
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
View: 4624Intelligent, conscientious, sensitive. –Burlington Magazine The relationship between art and life has been of overriding importance in the work of David Hockney, who has perhaps enjoyed greater popularity than any other British artist this century. Here Marco Livingstone traces those connections from the beginning of the artist’s career in the early 1960s through the more recent works that have contributed to Hockney’s international reputation. These include photocollages and highly acclaimed stage designs for the opera as well as his embrace of technology, which show the continuing preoccupation with invention and artifice that has made the artist’s work at once popular and enduring. The fourth edition of this best-selling World of Art title includes updated information on Hockney’s work in the past twenty years, such as his foray into the world of digital art including large-scale iPad drawings and video.
twenty-five years of conversations with David Hockney
Author: Lawrence Weschler,David Hockney,Getty Foundation
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
View: 5262"Lawrence Weschler's portrait of David Hockney is intimate, playful, and intellectually provocative. Beginning with an essay on Hockney's complex and ravishing photo collages, Weschler chronicles the artist's protean production and speculations: his scenic designs for opera, his homemade xerographic prints, his exploration of physics and its relation to Chinese landscape painting, his gripping investigations of the possibility that the old masters deployed optical devices - cameras - in their painting, his taking up of watercolor, and then, in what may be his most sumptuously productive phase yet, his spectacular return to oil painting, about 2004, with a series of vivid landscapes of the East Yorkshire countryside of his youth. These conversations provide an astonishing record of what has been Hockney's grand endeavor, nothing less than an extended exploration of "the structure of seeing" itself."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: David Hockney,Nikos Stangos
View: 2619A republication of a classic work by the popular modern artist follows his exploration of numerous artistic mediums, from painting and computer art to photography and printmaking, explaining his experimentation with ways of seeing as well as his philosophies about how art can alter one's perception of the world. Reprint.
David Hockney and the Yorkshire Landscape
Author: James Cahill,Marina Vaizey
Publisher: Cv Publications
Category: Landscape painting, English
View: 9164Cv/VAR 104 reviews 'David Hockney RAL A Bigger Picture', exhibited at The Royal Academy January to April 2012. The project of creating monumental landscape paintings was based on a small area near the artist's home at Bridlington in East Yorkshire. The project developed with time-framed films, i-pad works, drawings, sketchbooks, oils
A Bigger Exhibition
Author: Richard Benefield,Sarah Howgate,Lawrence Weschler,David Hockney
View: 9963Now available in a new edition, this lavishly illustrated book captures the grand scale and vibrant color of David Hockney's work of the 21st century. In the past decade, having returned to England after years on the California coast, David Hockney has focused his attention on landscapes and portraits, as well as still lifes, all the while maintaining his fascination with digital technology. The resulting work is an extravagance of color and light, ranging in dimension from billboard- to letter-size. This lush and impeccably produced book features more than 200 full-color works of art from museum collections and Hockney's private studio, including such major recent works as The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate Wood and Bigger Yosemite. It also includes illustrations of some of his iPad drawings and self-portraits, along with film stills from the artist's "Cubist" movies. Hockney's own insight into this latest chapter of his career is found in his illuminating essay on perspective and is accompanied by thoughtful commentaries by renowned critic Lawrence Weschler and art historian Sarah Howgate.
Author: David Hockney
Category: Painting, British
View: 8322This much acclaimed book, newly available in paperback, is the definitive retrospective of the most popular serious artist in the world today. Covering all media over almost fifty years, and presented thematically to show the evolution and diversity of Hockneys prolific paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints and photography, it also features quotes from the artist himself that illuminate the passionate thinking behind his work. Its huge international success confirms and reinforces Hockneys position as the worlds most popular living artist.