That's the Way I See It

That's the Way I See It

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by David Hockney
     
 

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Published to great critical acclaim in 1993, That's the Way I See It, the second volume in David Hockney's impassioned autobiography, is now available in a handsome paperback edition. Hailed by Artforum as "direct, engaging, and unpretentiously intelligent" and by the Washington Post as "the year's most engaging art book . . . quirky, opinonatedSee more details below

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Published to great critical acclaim in 1993, That's the Way I See It, the second volume in David Hockney's impassioned autobiography, is now available in a handsome paperback edition. Hailed by Artforum as "direct, engaging, and unpretentiously intelligent" and by the Washington Post as "the year's most engaging art book . . . quirky, opinonated and very visual," That's the Way I See It offers a revealing look at one of our most popular artists. In this tour de force, over 350 reproductions of Hockney's paintings, graphic designs, and experimental work are closely interwoven with the artist's insightful and highly personal narrative. Accessible, articulate, and always ahead of their time, Hockney's compostions and reflections offer a fascinationg look at a uniquely talented artist.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
How the act of visual representation affects what we see--a theme of Hockney's paintings--is a major concern of this lively, unpretentious memoir edited by his friend Stango, who is an editor at the Thames and Hudson publishing house. Picking up where he left off in David Hockney by David Hockney (1976), the English-born artist, who moved to California in 1978, explains how he escaped ``the trap of naturalism'' under the combined influence of Picasso, two years in Paris (1973-75) and encounters with Islamic art in Egypt. He muses on love, imagination and aging, writes movingly of his loss of hearing and of his father's death, and discusses his opera set designs for Tristan and Isolde and The Magic Flute. Dozens of previously unpublished paintings and drawings are closely interwoven with the narrative. Among them are Hockney's most recent works--majestic views of the Pacific coast, room interiors, still lifes and his intriguing experiments with pictures made via personal computer, color laser printer or fax machine. (Nov.)
Booknews
A continuation of Hockney's autobiography, which began in 1976 with David Hockney by David Hockney. The text is based on extended recorded and unrecorded conversations between the artist and editor Stangos, and he is eloquent about his own work and about the state and meaning of contemporary art and culture. This provocative book by an extraordinary creative spirit is graced with an abundance of representative work. 9x10.75" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811814874
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.96(d)

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