PUBLISHER
Royal Academy of Arts

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.75 x 6.75 in. / 168 pgs / 140 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2021 p. 25   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781912520640 TRADE
List Price: $29.95 CDN $41.95

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

London, UK
Royal Academy of Arts, 03/27/21–08/22/21

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ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring in Normandy, 2020

Interview by Edith Devaney.

Featured image is reproduced from ‘'David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring in Normandy, 2020'.

An uplifting celebration of spring and the power of art against lockdown: Hockney’s new iPad drawings, in an intimate sketchbook format

At the beginning of 2020, just as global COVID-19 restrictions were coming into force, David Hockney was at his new house, studio and garden in Normandy. From there, he witnessed the arrival of spring, and recorded the blossoming of the surrounding landscape on his iPad, a method of drawing he has been using for over a decade.

Drawing outdoors was an antidote to the anxiety of the moment for Hockney; “we need art, and I do think it can relieve stress,” he says. This uplifting publication—produced to accompany a major exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts—includes 116 of these new iPad drawings and shows to full effect Hockney's singular skill in capturing the exuberance of nature. The book begins with an interview with the show's curator, Edith Devaney, in which Hockney discusses his heralding of the spring. It also features augmented reality, an exciting technology that enables smartphones and tablets to recognize printed images and play a related film or animation.

David Hockney (born 1937) is one of the most significant British artists of the 20th century. He attended the Royal College of Art in London and exhibited in one of the first British Pop art shows. In 1964 he moved to Los Angeles, where he lived for many years before returning to his native Yorkshire for a time. In addition to painting, Hockney has pursued photography, collage and printmaking as well as digital illustration. He lives and works in Normandy, France.


Featured image is reproduced from ‘'David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring in Normandy, 2020'.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

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Created while sheltering in place at his home in the French countryside last year as the first wave of lockdowns swept the globe, the serial landscapes—including water lilies àla Monet and fruit trees slowly bursting into bloom—speak to the liberating power of creativity. “We need art, and I do think it can relieve stress,” Hockney said in an interview with the exhibition’s curator, Edith Devaney, which opens the volume.The book also includes an augmented reality feature that allows smartphones to scan images and play a corresponding animation.

Wall Street Journal

Dominic Green

Immersing himself in a bucolic farm setting, David Hockney finds inspired relief from lockdown.

David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring in Normandy, 2020

STATUS: Forthcoming | 8/10/2021

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DAVID HOCKNEY MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

David Hockney: A Yorkshire Sketchbook

DAVID HOCKNEY: A YORKSHIRE SKETCHBOOK

By David Hockney.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533235
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.5

Pub Date: 1/3/2012
Active | In stock


David Hockney: Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

DAVID HOCKNEY: SIX FAIRY TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM

By David Hockney.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533242
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.5

Pub Date: 3/1/2012
Active | In stock


David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring in Normandy, 2020

DAVID HOCKNEY: THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING IN NORMANDY, 2020

Interview by Edith Devaney.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520640
USD $29.95
| CAN $41.95

Pub Date: 8/10/2021
Forthcoming


David Hockney: Drawing from Life

DAVID HOCKNEY: DRAWING FROM LIFE

Text by Sarah Howgate.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON

ISBN: 9781855147973
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 4/28/2020
Active | In stock


David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life

DAVID HOCKNEY: 82 PORTRAITS AND 1 STILL-LIFE

Text by Tim Barringer, Edith Devaney.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781910350287
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 8/23/2016
Active | In stock



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