History of Pictures

Energized by two lifetimes of looking at pictures, combined with a great artist's 70-year experience of experimentation as he makes them, this profoundly moving and enlightening volume will be the art book of the decade.

Author: David Hockney

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419750281

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Page: 372

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A compact edition of Hockney and Gayford's brilliantly original book, with updated material and brand-new pieces of art Informed and energized by a lifetime of painting, drawing, and making images with cameras, David Hockney, in collaboration with art critic Martin Gayford, explores how and why pictures have been made across the millennia. Juxtaposing a rich variety of images--a still from a Disney cartoon with a Japanese woodblock print by Hiroshige, a scene from an Eisenstein film with a Velazquez paint-ing--the authors cross the normal boundaries between high culture and popular entertainment, and argue that film, photography, paint-ing, and drawing are deeply interconnected. Featuring a revised final chapter with some of Hockney's latest works, this new, compact edition of A History of Pictures remains a significant contribution to the discussion of how artists represent reality.

A History of Pictures

This new edition has a revised final chapter with some of Hockney's latest works, including the stained-glass window in Westminster Abbey.

Author: David Hockney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780500094235

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Page: 368

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'I won't read a more interesting book all year... utterly fascinating' A. N. Wilson, Sunday Times 'Enormously good-humoured and entertaining... Hockney asks big questions about the nature of picture-making and the relationship between painters and photography in a way that no other contemporary artists seems to.' Andrew Marr, New Statesman A new, compact edition of David Hockney and Martin Gayford's brilliantly original book, with a revised final chapter and three entirely new Hockney artworks Informed and energized by a lifetime of painting, drawing and making images with cameras, David Hockney, in collaboration with the art critic Martin Gayford, explores how and why pictures have been made across the millennia. What makes marks on a flat surface interesting? How do you show movement in a still picture, and how, conversely, do films and television connect with old masters? Juxtaposing a rich variety of images - a still from a Disney cartoon with a Japanese woodblock print by Hiroshige, a scene from an Eisenstein film with a Velázquez painting - the authors cross the normal boundaries between high culture and popular entertainment, and make unexpected connections across time and media. Building on Hockney's groundbreaking book Secret Knowledge, 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. This new edition has a revised final chapter with some of Hockney's latest works, including the stained-glass window in Westminster Abbey.

Queens County

Since 1929, the Queens County Historical Society has been collecting photographs of the people, industry, landscapes and events of Queens County. To date, the collection contains more than 40,000 photographs and thousands of artifacts.

Author: Kathleen Stitt

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781772761429

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Page: 144

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With more than 140 photos, many of them seen here for the first time, Queens County: A History in Pictures offers the definitive look at the county and its people. Since 1929, the Queens County Museum has been collecting photographs of the people, industry, landscapes and events of Queens County. To date, the collection contains more than 10,000 photographs, many of which are on display at the museum. Over the years, many historical figures, including baseball legend Babe Ruth, renowned author Zane Grey, and famed Chicago financier Thomas Howell have come to fish, hunt and discover the riches of the area's land and sea. This collection captures that history this like before. You can almost hear the call of the wild and the roar of the ocean.

The Timpani

This volume represents a unique iconographical and documentary history of the timpani.

Author: Edmund Addison Bowles

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Category: Music

Page: 570

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This volume represents a unique iconographical and documentary history of the timpani. Combining a wealth of pictorial material with extensive written sources, it offers a rich and comprehensive survey of the instrument's history from the middle ages to the present. And in so doing it fills a gap of long standing in the published literature of kettledrums by providing for the first time a combination of visual and descriptive evidence. Presented here is a wide-ranging pictorial lode drawn from a variety of sources-for example, astronomical clocks with their instrumental automata; paintings; baroque organ cases topped by angel-musicians;engravings from books describing court festivals; prints and drawings; decorative etched glassware and inlaid tables; wood carvings; and photographs. Written references reflect a wide and fascinating panoply of descriptions concerning the construction, musical contexts and performance techniques of the timpani-for example, eyewitness accounts chronicling the role of instruments at various historical events; archival documents dealing with payments to musicians or the make-up of instrumental ensembles; regulations concerning court musicians; and even patent specifications. In addition, a prefatory chapter presents a detailed, succinct overview of the history, orchestral role and performance practices of the timpani, including numerous illustrative musical examples. A chart depicting representative milestones in the music for kettledrums highlights such works as the first published opera featuring timpani, the first major composition for two pairs of drums, music with unusual tunings, very high or very low notes demanding unusually small or large instruments, unique playing techniques, such as using the fingers, coins, a wire brush, etc., and the key examples of music requiring multiple timpani and two or more players in various configurations. In short, The Timpani: A History in Pictures and Documents is a fascinating and most unusual book of interest not only to performing musicians, teachers and scholars alike, but one which provides the general reader or music-lover with a glimpse into the world of a hitherto neglected musical instrument.

The Buffalo Waterfront

A guide to the waterfront of Buffalo, New York that spans more than 120 years.

Author: William E. Kae

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780979663222

Category: Harbors

Page: 225

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A guide to the waterfront of Buffalo, New York that spans more than 120 years. It tracks the evolution of the Buffalo Harbor, Black Rock Canal by comparing archival photographs of the significant structures and features to contemporary images.

A History of Pictures for Children

From cave paintings to video games, this book shows how and why pictures have been made, linking art to the human experience. Hockney and Gayford explain each piece of art in the book, helping young minds to grasp difficult concepts.

Author: David Hockney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781419732119

Category: Art

Page: 128

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A History of Pictures takes young readers on an adventure through art history. From cave paintings to video games, this book shows how and why pictures have been made, linking art to the human experience. Hockney and Gayford explain each piece of art in the book, helping young minds to grasp difficult concepts. The book tracks the many twists and turns toward artistic invention, allowing readers to fully appreciate how and why art has changed and includes an illustrated timeline of inventions. All new illustrations by Rose Blake add a personal perspective on a wide variety of images. A History of Pictures will inspire creative minds and help them to understand the legacy of the pictures we see today. The book also includes a bibliography and index.

Orange and District

Author: Robert Graham Bartlett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780646994529

Category: Orange (N.S.W.)

Page: 138

View: 555


Old Winnipeg

From the early fortifications of Upper Fort Garry, to the architectonic surge of Winnipeg as a transportation hub--and Canada's third largest urban centre--to the demolition of the iconic Eaton's department store, Old Winnipeg is the story ...

Author: Christine Hanlon

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781772761535

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Page: 144

View: 616

Remember the Beachcomber Restaurant, the Assiniboine Park Conservatory, and a very small but well-designed international airport with concrete walls? From the early fortifications of Upper Fort Garry, to the architectonic surge of Winnipeg as a transportation hub--and Canada's third largest urban centre--to the demolition of the iconic Eaton's department store, Old Winnipeg is the story of a city that never stopped reinventing itself. With more than 140 photographs--many of them seen here for the first time--Old Winnipeg: A History in Pictures is a visual treat. It offers us a window into the past, showing life as it was, and stirring in us the emotions of wonder and curiosity about those who have gone before us and the lives they lived.

Haliburton

Author: Thomas Ballantine

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780969648024

Category: Haliburton (Ont.)

Page: 155

View: 445


Lost Hong Kong

This new book - drawing upon images from a wide range of sources, most of which are previously unpublished - is a pictorial tribute to a lost world.

Author: Peter Waller

Publisher: Unique Archives

ISBN: 9789887792840

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 863

Hong Kong is one of the world's most exciting cities and its story is one of constant change. From a sleepy fishing community, Hong Kong has grown into one of the world's most significant financial and trading centres. Hong Kong Island itself has witnessed massive rebuilding over the years, with much of the colonial-era architecture swept away and replaced by skyscrapers. Moreover the first high-rise buildings from the late 1950s are now themselves under threat, as the constant requirement for more accommodation - for people and for businesses - continues. The Kowloon peninsula and the New Territories have also experienced development, whilst the construction of the new airport saw the destruction of an entire island to create the material for the its foundations. This pressure for land has seen reclamation far extend the coastline of Hong Kong Island. Over the years photographers have recorded the changing face of Hong Kong - its street scenes, buildings and people. This new book - drawing upon images from a wide range of sources, most of which are previously unpublished - provides a pictorial tribute to a lost world. Once-familiar but now long-gone scenes offer a tantalising glimpse back at a time that in chronological terms may be relatively recent, but which now seems to be in the distant past.

The Spanish Civil War

Uses photographs, paintings, cartoons, and propaganda posters to trace the course of the war, and includes a chronology of important events

Author: Raymond Carr

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393304992

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 188

Uses photographs, paintings, cartoons, and propaganda posters to trace the course of the war, and includes a chronology of important events

A history of photography

Author: William Jerome Harrison

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Pembroke College

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Category: Pembroke College (University of Oxford)

Page: 10

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The Evolution of Silicon Valley

This book serves as a tribute to the region where fortunes are made and the only constant is change itself.

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ISBN: 9780578446363

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Page: 300

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This thoughtfully arranged tribute showcases over five hundred high-resolution photographs as it traces the evolution of Silicon Valley from a bucolic farming community into the global leader of technology and innovation. Journey through the wild days of the Gold Rush, meander through the idyllic era of agriculture, and receive an insiders look into why the invention of the microchip, personal computer and Internet all happened here. This book serves as a tribute to the region where fortunes are made and the only constant is change itself.

The Bible as History in Pictures

The Bible as History will take you on a breathtaking journey to the heart of holy scripture as it pieces together one of the most stunning spiritual puzzles in the history of mankind.

Author: Werner Keller

Publisher: www.bnpublishing.com

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Category: Bibles

Page: 360

View: 420

In this book, Dr. Werner Keller has brought the Bible alive for countless readers by telling the exciting story of how archaeologists have adventured 4000 years into the past to document events and to illuminate the backgrounds of the Scriptures. With this entirely fresh, lavishly illustrated new volume, the same distinguished author makes the world of the Bible visible as well as intelligible. He has selected a wide range of photographs-scenery, monuments, sculptures, wall paintings, excavations and the rest- to illustrate the Bible story. In his text he links the pictures to the words of the Scriptures and adds explanatory notes in such a way as to provide a unique companion to the Bible which will appeal to every reader.

The Tramways of Hong Kong

Using fascinating photographs, most of which have never been published before, this book is a vivid reminder of how much Hong Kong has changed.

Author: Peter Waller

Publisher: Unique Archives

ISBN: 9789887792857

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 931

For more than a century, trams have plied their trade along the shore of Hong Kong Island. They have witnessed the transformation of the city from a colonial backwater to a financial powerhouse. Today, the trams still carry vast numbers of passengers daily, and Hong Kong is one of the few places in the world where you can ride a double-deck tram. Using fascinating photographs, most of which have never been published before, this book is a vivid reminder of how much Hong Kong has changed.

Modern History in Pictures

Chronicles key events from 1900 to the present day in a unique storyboard style.

Author: DK Publishing, Inc

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756698188

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 994

Chronicles key events from 1900 to the present day in a unique storyboard style. Each story unfolds step by step, using sequences of photographs to reveal the triumphs and tragedies that shaped the modern world. The last 100 years have brought change to every country and aspect of our lives.

A History of European Picture Frames

A scholarly survey documenting frame styles and their original context over the past eight centuries.

Author: Paul Mitchell

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 136

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A scholarly survey documenting frame styles and their original context over the past eight centuries. Material is organized by nationality and period, with 56 diagrams in the form of framemakers' pattern books interspersed with 38 plates of framed paintings. Components are drawn directly from photog

Star Trek where No One Has Gone Before

The ultimate Star Trek visual history, complete with personal accounts, anecdotes, and full-color photos, this entertaining, informative book provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the world of Star Trek, and includes essays by the late ...

Author: J. M. Dillard

Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek

ISBN: 9780671002060

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

View: 622

The ultimate Star Trek visual history, complete with personal accounts, anecdotes, and full-color photos, this entertaining, informative book provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the world of Star Trek, and includes essays by the late master of science fiction, Isaac Asimov.

World History in Pictures Spread of Islam in Pictures

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Publisher: Social Studies

ISBN: 1560042281

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