Art Peter Webb Portrait of David Hockney

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Portrait of David Hockney

 
9780075498094: Portrait of David Hockney

Peter Webb examines the life and work of this 20th century English artist from his childhood in Bradford, through his time as a student at London's Royal College of Art and his years in California, up to his designs for the production of "Tristan and Isolde". Whilst researching this book, Webb talked to both Hockney and his family and has included many previously unpublished photographs. By relating the events of Hockney's life to his pictures, Peter Webb attempts to put a new perspective on Hockney's work. Peter Webb is author of "The Erotic Arts" and "Hans Bellmer".

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From his sudden rise as golden boy who rejuvenated British postwar art, Hockney catapulted to southern California in 1964. There his ironic, flattened images of sunbathers and swimming pools made deadpan commentaries on American lifestyles and values. Overall, Hockney's pictures can be read as diary jottings or mementos, and in this richly illustrated, workmanlike biography, British author Webb ( The Erotic Arts ) traces the interrelations between the artist's output and his personal life, his homosexuality and his wanderlust. The book looks at all phases of Hockney's output--portraits, photo-collages, male nudes, stage designs, engravings inspired by Wallace Stevens's poems and more recent experiments with computer art and photography. Although Webb reserves judgment on whether Hockney is a great artist, his admiration for his subject shines through.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Inc. January 1989, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Peter Webb examines the life and work of this 20th century English artist from his childhood in Bradford, through his time as a student at London's Royal College of Art and his years in California, up to his designs for the production of 'Tristan and Isolde'. Whilst researching this book, Webb talked to both Hockney and his family and has included many previously unpublished photographs. By relating the events of Hockney's life to his pictures, Peter Webb attempts to put a new perspective on Hockney's work. Peter Webb is author of 'The Erotic Arts' and 'Hans Bellmer'. Out of print. Wrapped in Brodart dust jacket protector. A very nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 108285

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