David Hockney

David Hockney

by Paul Melia, David Hockney
     
 

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This book presents a clear, critical analysis of the key developments in Hockney's work since the mid - 1960s. Topics examined include Hockney's participation in the London arts scene of the "swinging 60s", his images of Southern California, images of landscapes, Hockney's questioning of the status of the modern art object, the conjunction of word and image in his

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This book presents a clear, critical analysis of the key developments in Hockney's work since the mid - 1960s. Topics examined include Hockney's participation in the London arts scene of the "swinging 60s", his images of Southern California, images of landscapes, Hockney's questioning of the status of the modern art object, the conjunction of word and image in his work, his practice as a portrait painter, and finally the paintings of the 1990s. Throughout, the chapters reflect a diverse range of contemporary theoretical positions and methodologies, contributing to the critical debate around Hockney's work.

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The series provides critically-informed texts which utilize current research and a wide range of approaches to survey and analyze subjects studied widely in art history courses. The present critical introduction offers a range of approaches to understanding particular moments or themes in the oeuvre of renowned British artist Hockney (b.1937), from a focused study of a single painting to the analysis of an entire phase in the artist's career. Numerous b&w figures and 19 excellent color plates. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719044052
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
09/15/1995
Series:
Critical Introductions to Art
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.48(d)

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