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

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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
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Language
eng
Summary
"A picture, says David Hockney, is the only way that we can give an 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> The results are often pigeonholed as paintings, photographs or films. Alternatively, they may be sorted by date and style ... Hockney argues whether they are made by brush, camera, or digital program ... first and foremost they are all pictures ... Hockney, in collaboration with the art critic Martin Gayford, explores how and why pictures have been made across the millennia ... 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 ... they argue that film, photography, painting and drawing are deeply interconnected. Insightful and thought-provoking, A History of Pictures is an important contribution to our appreciation of how we represent our reality"--from publisher's description
Cataloging source
UP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
A history of pictures : from the cave to the computer screen, David Hockney & Martin Gayford
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A history of pictures : from the cave to the computer screen, David Hockney & Martin Gayford
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references 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 -- 1. Pictures and reality -- 2. Making marks -- 3. Shadows and deception -- 4. Picturing time and space -- 5. Brunelleschi's mirrore and Alberti's window -- 6. Mirrors and reflections -- 7. Renaissance, naturalism and idealism -- 8. Paper, paint and multiplying pictures -- 9. Painting the stage and staging pictures -- 10. Caravaggio and the Academy of the lynx-eyed -- 11. Vermeer and Rembrandt: the nad, the lens and the heart -- 12. Truth and beauty in the Age of Reason -- 13. The camera before and after 1839 -- 14. Photography, truth and painting -- 15. Painting with and without photography -- 16. Snapshots and moving pictures 17. Movies and stills -- 18. The unending history of pictures
  • 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
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29 cm
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Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780500239490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)

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