Texts by Edith Devaney, Marco Livingstone, Margaret Drabble et al. Preface by David Hockney.
Thames & Hudson. London. 2012. First edition. Hardback; green cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. 301 pages. With 350 colour illustrations. English. 310 x 290mm. 2.5kg. 9780500093665. Fine, in fine dust jacket.
Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name first shown at the Royal Academy in London. At the turn of the century Hockney returned to live in his native Yorkshire and in the pursuing decade painted en plein air the landscape of his youth. The fruits of these prolific years are bought together in David Hockney: A Bigger Picture , with images that combine the traditions of landscape painting with Hockney's own colourful and forward-looking eye. Paintings, charcoal drawings, iPad drawings and video stills are all generously illustrated. The essays discuss this new work and place it in the context of his sixty-year career.