A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen - Hockney David; Gayford Martin
A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen
Hockney David; Gayford Martin
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|Nakladatelství:||Thames & Hudson|
|Rozměr:||21,5 x 27,8 cm|
For us to understand how we see the world around us and hence ourselves what is needed is a history of pictures. This is that book. David Hockney and Martin Gayford discuss the 30,000 year old history of pictures in one brilliantly original volume The history of pictures begins in the caves and ends, at the moment, with the computer screen. Who knows where it will go next? But one thing is certain, the challenge remains the same: how do you represent the three dimensional world on a two dimensional surface? David Hockney Informed and energized by a lifetime of painting, drawing and making images with cameras, Hockney, in collaboration with the art critic Martin Gayford, explores how and why pictures have been made. What makes marks on a flat surface interesting? How do you show movement in a still picture, and how do films and television connect with old masters? What are the ways in which time and space can be condensed into a static image? What do pictures show truth or lies? Do photographs present the world as we experience it? Juxtaposing a rich variety of images a still from a Disney cartoon with a print by Hiroshige, a scene from an Eisenstein film with a Velázquez painting the authors cross the normal boundaries between high culture and popular entertainment, and make unexpected connections across time and media. Building on Hockneys groundbreaking book Secret Knowledge, they argue that film, photography, painting and drawing are deeply interconnected. Insightful and thought provoking, A History of Pictures is an important contribution to our appreciation of how we represent our reality. David Hockney is the worlds most popular artist. Martin Gayfords books include 'Man with a Blue Scarf', 'A Bigger Message' and 'Rendez vous with Art' (with Philippe de Montebello), all published by Thames & Hudson.