|Title: David Hockney - A Yorkshire Sketchbook|
|Synopsis: A facsimile 92 page sketchbook used by David Hockney in 2004 when sketching the the East Yorkshire Wolds. It contains sketches of the Yorkshire Wolds and Bridlington in watercolour, ink and pencil - and no words.|
|Summary review and recommendation: This is a sketchbook which dates from the beginning of Hockney’s reconnection to Yorkshire and painting. Those who sketch and who like Hockney’s work will love it. Those who have never ever sketched will be very puzzled by it and may even call it a complete waste of money - but they will have missed the point. I RECOMMEND this book for those who enjoy facsimile sketchbooks.|
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|Author / (Publisher) David Hockney / Royal Academy of Arts, London|
Technical data: Publication Date (December 2011 hardback)
Hardcover - 92 pages in conventional small landscape sketchbook format (21.2 x 15.4 x 1.8 cm)
The full price version is not cheap! It’s much better value on Amazon which is where I ordered it.
Amazon UK: A Yorkshire Sketchbook
Amazon USA: David Hockney: A Yorkshire Sketchbook
Those of us who sketch know the joy of looking at one another’s sketchbooks. Having this book in my hand feels rather as if Hockney has just handed me his sketchbook!
I own the DVD of his sketchbooks and consequently knew exactly what to expect in terms of content and drawing style. However I do think the publishers should review the publicity profile and the description of this book on the Internet. Nowhere does it indicate clearly that this is a complete facsimile of a sketchbook used by Hockney in 2004.
- Sketchers who like Hockney's drawings and paintings will love this book.
- Fans of Hockney's work will like this book
- Those who have never sketched may well struggle to really appreciate it