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A picture, says David Hockney, is the only way that we can communicate what we see. Here, in a collaboration with art critic Martin Gayford, he explores the many ways that artists have pictured the world, sharing sparkling insights and ideas that will delight every art lover and art maker. Readers who thrilled to Hockney’s Secret Knowledge know that he has an uncanny ability to get into the minds of artists. In A History of Pictures he covers far more ground, getting 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.

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David Hockney is one of the world’s most popular painters and the author of the bestselling Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters (2001). He lives in Los Angeles. Martin Gayford’s many books include Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud (2013) and Rendez-vous with Art, with Philippe de Montebello (2014). He lives in Cambridge, England.

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silverstar
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Where making pictures was and where art is these days
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2016
I am the product of both art school studio and college art history courses and this book beats any I have seen! The conversation format between artist and critic works well--and there are illustrations of almost everything they mention. Anybody who takes photographs,... See more
I am the product of both art school studio and college art history courses and this book beats any I have seen! The conversation format between artist and critic works well--and there are illustrations of almost everything they mention. Anybody who takes photographs, paints, or uses an app on an iPad should love this book and find it changes their perspective on art!
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One of the best
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2016
Fascinating, and the best of all worlds, a scholarly book that reads as a conversation. Years of Art School and Art History, not to mention scads of art books and monographic studies, this volume shines brightly. Great information, thoughts and insights. I found the... See more
Fascinating, and the best of all worlds, a scholarly book that reads as a conversation. Years of Art School and Art History, not to mention scads of art books and monographic studies, this volume shines brightly. Great information, thoughts and insights. I found the combination of Hockney and Gayford to be brilliant, stimulating and difficult to put down.
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King David
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Nice book, wish it had more Hockney opinion and writings than it does
Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2016
Wish it had more Hockney and less Gayford. Gayford tends to dominate the writing and opinion (shocking!) instead of my wanting to hear more from Hockney and his thoughts. I''m generally overall pleased with the product though and any Hockney fan will like his... See more
Wish it had more Hockney and less Gayford. Gayford tends to dominate the writing and opinion (shocking!) instead of my wanting to hear more from Hockney and his thoughts. I''m generally overall pleased with the product though and any Hockney fan will like his observations... when he gets them in.
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Photography''s Influence on Grand Masters of Painting
Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2018
Hockney''s book is a wonderful description of Carvaggio and others used photography in it''s earliest form to deliver their master pieces. It intertwines the history of photography as it developed with the artists who used it as a tool to help paint. But what was fascinating... See more
Hockney''s book is a wonderful description of Carvaggio and others used photography in it''s earliest form to deliver their master pieces. It intertwines the history of photography as it developed with the artists who used it as a tool to help paint. But what was fascinating was his clear description and pointers that allowed me to see the identifiers.
Of course, after reading this one, I had to go over to the library and borrow his other book "The Secret Knowledge"... an equally fascinating read.
Highly recommend it.
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K. Armstrong
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Hockney has a brain and uses it!
Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2017
I saw a program on the way Vermeer used some props to paint his art....this book was referenced. So I had to have it! it tells of the tricks that can be used to improve your art work and includes a quantity of quotes from Hockney. I am enjoying this book!
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Great Works
Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2017
I gave it as a gift to my artist girlfriend.She is not critical or picky but she is selective and her word for the book was "exceptional".Because she is so honest,I know she didn''t say that just because she loves me.
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J. Anderson
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Totally absorbing!
Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2017
Fantastic book. Still reading it. Every page is a delight ... between the "pictures" and the open conversation between Hockney and Gayford, which is the format. Absolutely marvelous to stand by and "listen," so to speak, to the way they think.
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A good book of art
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2018
Ir you like art and want to know something about how it progressed through the years in a very likely way, just read this book
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Eugenie
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So insightful
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 7, 2016
This beautiful book is a real treasure. With Hockney''s insight & Gayford''s expertise, their dialogue makes for fascinating, moving, amusing & incredibly informative reading. The reproductions are superb. It would be a wonderful gift or invaluable reference for both a...See more
This beautiful book is a real treasure. With Hockney''s insight & Gayford''s expertise, their dialogue makes for fascinating, moving, amusing & incredibly informative reading. The reproductions are superb. It would be a wonderful gift or invaluable reference for both a student or knowledgeable artist.
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DB
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Further reflection needed
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 13, 2021
Much as I admire and enjoy the work of both David Hockney and Martin Gayford, I was a little perplexed by Hockney''s comments on page 269, about photographers who could not "conceivably be there" when killings and atrocities are committed. Perhaps Mr Hockney should look at...See more
Much as I admire and enjoy the work of both David Hockney and Martin Gayford, I was a little perplexed by Hockney''s comments on page 269, about photographers who could not "conceivably be there" when killings and atrocities are committed. Perhaps Mr Hockney should look at some of the images that came out of the war in Vietnam, and which certainly include live pictures of people being shot, or burning to death, or (most famously) of a girl escaping from a napalm attack (she is still alive). In fact a boy just to the side of that girl (perhaps the most renowned of all images from that horrendous war) features in a painterly reproduction on a collection of poems by the Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong. Recently smartphone footage has emerged of a massacre in Ethiopia. It is time to come out of the gallery and look at images of the real world, Mr Hockney. Paintings should not be just about other paintings. There are moral questions beyond all that.
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Barbara K
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A history of pictures - Hockney and Gayford
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 11, 2016
Such a beautiful book, informative, educational, a feast for the eyes and mind. Have been a Hockney fan since the 1960''s. Don''t forget Martin Gayford either. Their rhetoric works well. Bought this for granddaughter who is studying for a degree in fine art, she loves it and...See more
Such a beautiful book, informative, educational, a feast for the eyes and mind. Have been a Hockney fan since the 1960''s. Don''t forget Martin Gayford either. Their rhetoric works well. Bought this for granddaughter who is studying for a degree in fine art, she loves it and finds it useful for uni. I have come back for one for myself;cannot resist. Thank you for writing this easy to use tomb.
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Fascinating work full of expert insights
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 21, 2016
Beautifully presented book with interesting insight into the development of pictures and the relationship between painting, photography and optical instruments like the Camera obscura. The text is in the form of a dialogue between Hockney and Gayford and is a bit difficult...See more
Beautifully presented book with interesting insight into the development of pictures and the relationship between painting, photography and optical instruments like the Camera obscura. The text is in the form of a dialogue between Hockney and Gayford and is a bit difficult to follow.
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An open-minded, inclusive and fascinating history
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 6, 2017
The authors'' relating 21st century movies and computerised pictures to a history of painting is fascinating. I have never read such an inclusive, open and ungaurded perspective on ''pictures'', and the history of making them. As a digital filmmaker of the YouTube era, now...See more
The authors'' relating 21st century movies and computerised pictures to a history of painting is fascinating. I have never read such an inclusive, open and ungaurded perspective on ''pictures'', and the history of making them. As a digital filmmaker of the YouTube era, now learning traditional drawing skills in the search for more expressive and personal pictures, I found "A History of Pictures" inspiring. There is now no doubt in my mind that the likes of Canalletto would be pioneering special effects images at Framestore, where he working today. And perhaps for those of us that dont find what we''re looking for in photograohic images the door is open to drawing and painting once more.
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