David Hockney by Marco Livingstone
A Bigger Picture

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David Hockney, one of the world’s greatest living artists, is creating some of the most significant work of his long career, painting the landscape and changing seasons of his native Yorkshire. These large, colorful works are the capstone of his engagement with nature, not only in England but also in the American Southwest, through the media of painting and photography. This book, the catalog of the first major Hockney museum exhibition in many years, offers a glorious view of the landscape as seen by the artist, and it includes not only his recent paintings but also his iPhone and iPad drawings. Essays by leading art historians—as well as a more literary piece by novelist Margaret Drabble and Hockney’s own reflections on his recent work—explore Hockney’s art from various perspectives.

Praise for David Hockney:

"Supplemented with numerous essays by art critics and Hockney himself, this is a mesmerizing volume of an established artist who continues to assert his dynamic relevancy." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 "This glorious volume showcases this unique and exhilarating body of work, which celebrates the pulse of life in trees, fields, flowers, and clouds over the great cycle of the seasons . . . The enlightening commentary is merely prelude to a swoon once the reader turns to the 300 resplendent color reproductions." —Booklist, starred review
 

About Marco Livingstone

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Marco Livingstone is an art historian and independent curator and the author of numerous books about postwar art. Margaret Drabble is an English novelist, biographer, and critic. Tim Barringer is the Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. Xavier Salomon is the curator of Southern Baroque paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Martin Gayford is a writer focusing on art and jazz.
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Thames & Hudson. 304 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, History.

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A survey of landscapes by prolific painter David Hockney, this catalogue for an exhibition at the Royal Academy in London emphasizes more recent work by the artist, in which his focus returns to the c

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