David Hockney

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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.

David Hockney is the most widely discussed and well-documented artist of his generation. This is the first book to present a clear, critical analysis of the key developments of ...

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Overview


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.

David Hockney is the most widely discussed and well-documented artist of his generation. This is the first book to present a clear, critical analysis of the key developments of Hockney's work over the past 30 years. 20 color and 100 b&w illus.

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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)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780719044052
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/1995
  • Series: Critical Introductions to Art
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Dealing with Hockney 11
2 Pictures emphasising stillness 30
3 Showers pools and power 49
4 Figure paintings and double portraits 68
5 Mapping and representing 89
6 Photo-collage 111
7 Novelties: the 1990s 132
Bibliography 147
Index 151
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