Text by Lawrence Weschler.
London. Thames and Hudson. 1984. First edition. Hardback, dust jacket. 287 pages. Several press cuttings on Hockney loosely inserted. With 176 illustrations, 104 in colour. 310 x 310mm (12¼ x 12¼"). 2.5kg. 0500541027. English. Good, in very good dust jacket; light wear to jacket; light marks to edges of book block, binding shaken with stitching exposed in a couple of places.
Between March 1981 and June 1983 David Hockney spent all of his creative energy experimenting with photography. He took thousands of photos and created more than 350 photocollages. This book is an extensively illustrated survey of these creations. The subjects are typical Hockney and range from pools, palms, still-lifes, landscapes and portraits. Sitters include Stephen Spender, Christopher Isherwood, Billy Wilder and Bill Brandt. The text, entitled True to Life, written by the New Yorker art critic Lawrence Weschler, brings the artists' thoughts and ideas to sparkling life.