A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney

ISBN: 9780500238875
Artist(s): David Hockney
Author(s): Martin Gayford
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2011
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 248
Illustrations: 161, 154 in colour

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In this remarkable book, a record of a decade of private conversations with art critic Martin Gayford, David Hockney reveals via reflection, anecdote, passion and humour the fruits of his lifelong meditations on the problems and paradoxes of representing a three-dimensional world on a flat surface. These conversations are punctuated by wise and witty observations from both parties on numerous other artists, and enlivened by shrewd insights into the contrasting social and physical landscapes of California, where Hockney spent so many years, and Yorkshire, the birthplace to which he has returned. Some of the diverse people he has encountered along the way – from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Billy Wilder – make entertaining entries into the dialogue.  Hardback in original dust-jacket.  SIGNED by the author to title page.  Near fine.


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