"DAVID HOCKNEY. PAPER POOLS" par Nikos STANGOS. Editions Thames & Hudson, 1980. Imprimé en Hollande. Grand in-8, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée illustrée en couleurs. 100 pages. Texte en anglais de David Hockney, préface de Nikos Stangos, avec 122 illustrations dont 87 en couleurs : croquis noir & blanc, reproductions photographiques couleurs et noir & blanc, in-texte et hors texte de l'artiste et de ses œuvres. "Paper Pools is a series of twenty-nine works, essays on water and light : they represent Hockney's fascination with the paradox of freezing in a still image what is never still - the swimming pool set in nature which its reflects, the play of the light on water, the dematerialized diver's figure under water - and his interest in new techniques that serve his passionate pursuit of creative representation. Fusing painting and paper-making, these works have been hailed as a genuine breakthrough in the artist's oeuvre. As well as reproducing the entire series of works in colour and numerous line drawings and Polaroid photographs which served as studies for the final pictures, the book contains a vivid and humorous discussion by Hockney on how he came to make the Paper Pools and how he met the challenge presented by the use of unfamiliar medium."
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