Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the lost techniques of the Old Masters (Paperback)
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Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the lost techniques of the Old Masters (Paperback)

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Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 18/09/2006
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The book that turned the art world on its head, now with new and exciting discoveries. Hockney takes his thesis further, demonstrating how Renaissance artists used mirrors and lenses to develop perspective and chiaroscuro - radically challenging our view of how these two foundations of Western art were established.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500286388
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 1900 g
Dimensions: 300 x 237 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The most talked-about art book of the year' - Sunday Times
'It will change our views of Western painting' - London Review of Books
'Hockney has utterly transformed the scope and basis of the debate... He is making us look at things afresh' - Martin Kemp, University of Oxford
'Hockney is a superb communicator, his prose as lithe and vivid as his own pencil line' - Guardian
'Sparkling, brilliantly analysed treatise on the use of optics in art and one of the most important books on painting published in the last 100 years' - State magazine

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“eye opening”

Really well written, logical arguments, credible sources, well researched, from someone who understands the craft and has the intellectual power to make connections accross culural boundaries - every art historian... More

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“Fascinating”

This is the extended edition of Hockney's investigations and includes the section on perspective and the differences between 'Eastern' and 'Western' representations of three dimensional... More

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