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

A history of pictures : from the cave to the computer screen, David Hockney & 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 & Martin Gayford
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
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
LC call number
  • ND50
  • ND50
LC item number
  • .H63 2016
  • .H628 2016
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
  • Painting
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Illustrated books
  • Illustrated books
  • Painting
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Art appreciation
  • Art
  • Art
  • ART / Criticism & Theory
  • ART / Film & Video
  • ART / History
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film / History & Criticism
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
Label
A history of pictures : from the cave to the computer screen, David Hockney & Martin Gayford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 349) 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
Contents
Introduction: Pictures, art and history -- Pictures and reality -- Making marks -- Shadows and deception -- Picturing time and space -- Brunelleschi's mirror and Alberti's window -- Mirrors and reflections -- Renaissance: naturalism and idealism -- Paper, paint and multiplying pictures -- Painting the stage and staging pictures -- Caravaggio and the academy of the lynx-eyed -- Vermeer and Rembrandt: the hand, the lens and the heart -- Truth and beauty in the Age of Reason -- The camera before and after 1839 -- Photography, truth and painting -- Painting with and without photography -- Snapshots and moving pictures -- Movies and stills -- The unending history of pictures
Control code
945029395
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781419722752
Lccn
2016932042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945029395
Label
A history of pictures : from the cave to the computer screen, David Hockney & Martin Gayford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 349) 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
Contents
Introduction: Pictures, art and history -- Pictures and reality -- Making marks -- Shadows and deception -- Picturing time and space -- Brunelleschi's mirror and Alberti's window -- Mirrors and reflections -- Renaissance: naturalism and idealism -- Paper, paint and multiplying pictures -- Painting the stage and staging pictures -- Caravaggio and the academy of the lynx-eyed -- Vermeer and Rembrandt: the hand, the lens and the heart -- Truth and beauty in the Age of Reason -- The camera before and after 1839 -- Photography, truth and painting -- Painting with and without photography -- Snapshots and moving pictures -- Movies and stills -- The unending history of pictures
Control code
945029395
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781419722752
Lccn
2016932042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945029395

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