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A history of pictures : from the cave to the computer screen, David Hockney and Martin Gayford

Label
A history of pictures : from the cave to the computer screen
Title
A history of pictures
Title remainder
from the cave to the computer screen
Statement of responsibility
David Hockney and Martin Gayford
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The making of pictures has a history going back perhaps 100,000 years to an African shell used as a paint palette. Two-thirds of it is irrevocably lost, since the earliest images known to us are from about 40,000 years ago. But what a 40,000 years, explored here by David Hockney and Martin Gayford in a brilliantly original book. They privilege no medium, or period, or style, but instead, in 16 chapters, discuss how and why pictures have been made, and insistently link 'art' to human skills and human needs. Each chapter addresses an important question: What happens when we try to express reality in two dimensions? Why is the 'Mona Lisa' beautiful and why are shadows so rarely found in Chinese, Japanese and Persian painting? Why are optical projections always going to be more beautiful than HD television can ever be? How have the makers of images depicted movement? What makes marks on a flat surface interesting? Energized by two lifetimes of looking at pictures, combined with a great artist's 70-year experience of experimentation as he makes them, this profoundly moving and enlightening volume will be the art book of the decade
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hockney, David
Dewey number
759
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gayford, Martin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Painting
  • Photography, Artistic
Target audience
adult
Label
A history of pictures : from the cave to the computer screen, David Hockney and Martin Gayford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781419722752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945029395
  • 1510093
  • (OCoLC)ocn945029395
  • 1510093
Label
A history of pictures : from the cave to the computer screen, David Hockney and Martin Gayford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781419722752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945029395
  • 1510093
  • (OCoLC)ocn945029395
  • 1510093

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