A History Of Pictures: From The Cave To The Computer Screen
The making of pictures has a history going back perhaps 100,000 years to an African shell used as a paint palette. Two-thirds of it is irrevocably lost, since the earliest images known to us are from about 40,000 years ago. But what a 40,000 years, explored here by David Hockney and Martin Gayford in a brilliantly original book. They privilege no medium, or period, or style, but instead, in 16 chapters, discuss how and why pictures have been made, and insistently link `art' to human skills and human needs.
- Hardback | 360 pages
- 215 x 278 x 43mm | 2,010g
- 06 Oct 2016
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- With 310 illustrations in colour and black and white