A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney

4.42 avg rating
( 293 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780500238875: A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

Table of Contents

1. Turner with an iPhone · 2. A Yorkshire Paradise · 3. Drawing · 4.The Trap of Naturalism · 5. The Problems of Depiction · 6. A Bigger and Bigger Picture · 7. Scale: A Bigger Studio · 8. Seeing More Clearly · 9. Drawing on a Telephone and in a Computer · 10. Painting with Memory · 11. Photography and Drawing · 12. Caravaggio’s Camera · 13. Way Out West: Space Exploration · 14. Cleaning Claude · 15. Movies and Moving through the Landscape · 16. Music and Movement · 17.Van Gogh and the Power of Drawing · 18. Drawing on an iPad · 19.The Power of Imges · 20. Theatre · 21. Lighting · 22. Nine Screens on Woldgate

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Hockney's comments about drawing and about looking are very useful, not just in understanding his work and career, but also in general.

An erudite writer and a wonderful artist in a book that feels like eavesdropping. It could be a literary painting.

...Hockney offers insights into the art of painting, be it on touchscreen or canvas. The book is a walk up to "A Bigger Picture," the major Hockney show at London's Royal Academy of Arts.

Sumptuously illustrated, this radiant volume encapsulates what it truly means to be a visual artist.

In this charming book... the author conveys an awe for the intellect and drive of an artist.

Hockney offers insights into the art of painting, be it on touchscreen or canvas. The book is a walk up to A Bigger Picture, the major Hockney show at London s Royal Academy of Arts."

Hockney s comments about drawing and about looking are very useful, not just in understanding his work and career, but also in general."

In this charming book the author conveys an awe for the intellect and drive of an artist."

About the Author:

Martin Gayford is art critic for The Spectator and the author of acclaimed books on Van Gogh, Constable and Michelangelo. He is the author of Man with a Blue Scarf, Rendez-vous with Art and A Bigger Message. He has collaborated with David Hockney on A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney and A History of Pictures, and has co-written a volume of travels and conversations with Philippe de Montebello: Rendez-vous with Art.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780500292259: A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0500292256 ISBN 13:  9780500292259
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2016
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Martin Gayford
Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0500238871 ISBN 13: 9780500238875
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. Revised ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # AA29780500238875

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Martin Gayford
Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN 10: 0500238871 ISBN 13: 9780500238875
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780500238875

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Martin Gayford
Published by Thames and Hudson Ltd (2011)
ISBN 10: 0500238871 ISBN 13: 9780500238875
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
cbs distribution ltd
(Brecon, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # mon0000049969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Martin Gayford
Published by Thames & Hudson (2011)
ISBN 10: 0500238871 ISBN 13: 9780500238875
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0000250131

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Martin Gayford
Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0500238871 ISBN 13: 9780500238875
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. Revised ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # AA29780500238875

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
18.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Martin Gayford
ISBN 10: 0500238871 ISBN 13: 9780500238875
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0500238871. Seller Inventory # ST0500238871

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
19.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Martin Gayford
Published by Thames and Hudson Ltd (2011)
ISBN 10: 0500238871 ISBN 13: 9780500238875
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2011. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # GH9780500238875

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.63
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Martin Gayford
Published by Thames & Hudson (2011)
ISBN 10: 0500238871 ISBN 13: 9780500238875
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 3
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2011. Condition: New. 2011. 01st Edition. Hardcover. A record of a private conversations with art critic Martin Gayford, this title 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. Num Pages: 248 pages, 161 illustrations, 154 in colour. BIC Classification: ACXJ; AFC; AGB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 162 x 236 x 31. Weight in Grams: 778. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780500238875

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
19.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Martin Gayford
Published by WW Norton Publishers
ISBN 10: 0500238871 ISBN 13: 9780500238875
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0500238871

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.76
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Martin Gayford
Published by Thames and Hudson Ltd (2011)
ISBN 10: 0500238871 ISBN 13: 9780500238875
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780500238875_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book