For anyone who didn't make it to Hockney's homecoming exhibition at the Royal Academy earlier this year or for anyone who wants to re-experience its glories this handsome volume will transport you to the colours and drama of the rural landscapes of the painter's native East Yorkshire. --The Lady
Magnificently reproduces these extraordinary paintings --Good Book Guide
Possibly there's an exhibition catalogue that does more justice to its subject matter than this one, but if there is I've not seen it ... the ultimate art-lover's coffee-table book --Dales Life
A glorious indulgence! ... the illustrations are sumptuous. Whether you've visited the exhibition and want more, or are unable to get there, this is the book for you --Leisure Painter
[Margaret Drabble's essay is] perceptive and closely reasoned ... a tremendous book --The Birmingham Post
A great book for any fan of Hockney, with plenty of surprises for those familiar with his earlier work --The Market Magazine
Banish drab January with this explosion of new paintings ... an extraordinary body of new work --Daily Express
The perfect present for anyone who loved or missed Hockney's spectacular RA exhibition ... Lavish, opinionated, authoritative on the recent work, and with intriguing essays by, among others, Margaret Drabble and Martin Gayford --Best Books of 2012, The Financial Times
Loud, sometimes magical and often rhapsodically joyful --Metro
Bright, bold and beautiful --Vanity Fair
David Hockney (b. 1937) has always been closely associated with Pop Art and California, where he has lived for much of his life. This major study of his work, published to accompany the exhibition showing at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, redefines him as an important painter of the English countryside, presenting his recent landscapes for the first time. In an attempt to renew contemporary art, Hockney has returned to painting in the open air, observing with honesty and intensity the scenery of his childhood in East Yorkshire. Marco Livingstone explores this bold departure in the context of Hockneys sixty-year career, while other contributors address the artists place in the landscape tradition, his recent video works and their relationship to English landscape film-making, and his ongoing use of new technologies. Illustrated with paintings, iPad drawings and video stills, many of which have never been seen before, this landmark publication confirms David Hockney as one of the greatest artists of his generation.
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