A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen is a collaboration between David Hockney and art critic Martin Gayford. In this book they explore the many ways that artists have pictured the world, sharing sparkling insights and ideas that will delight every art lover. A picture, says David Hockney, is the only way that we can communicate what we see.
Readers know that Hockney has an uncanny ability to get into the minds of artists. In A History of Pictures he gets at the roots of visual expression and technique through hundreds of images—from cave paintings to frames from movies—that are reproduced. It’s a joyful celebration of one of humanity’s oldest impulses.
- 360 pages (Hardcover) , 372 (Paperback)
- 325 color illustrations
- Size 8.5 x 11 (Hardcover), 6.5 x 9.5 (Paperback)