A picture, says David Hockney, is the only way that we can give account of what we see. But all picture-makers face a common problem: how to compress three-dimensional people, things and places onto a flat surface? For us to understand how we see the world around us - and hence ourselves - what is needed is a history of pictures. This is that book.
Juxtaposing a rich variety of images the authors cross the normal boundaries between high culture and popular entertainment, and make unexpected connections across time and media. A History of Pictures is an important contribution to our appreciation of how we represent our reality.
Title: History of Pictures, A - From the Cave to the Computer Screen
Author: David Hockney & Martin Gayford
Year of release: 2016
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Number of pages: 360 with 310 illustrations
Format: 28.5 x 22.5 x 3.5
Binding method: Hardcover