Kindler, 1984 | First edition (First German edition)
Hardcover with dust jacket, 288 pages, 305 x 305 mm. Text in German.
Condition: Near Fine
This huge comprehensive book collects David Hockney's cubist-like 49 Polaroid collages and 117 photocollages, whose work in this medium reflects a synthesis of observation, panorama, and impression. From March 1981 until June 1983, David Hockney spent virtually all of his creative time in voracious experimentation with the camera. He shot thousands of pictures, and in the end produced more than 350 photocollages that ranged from intimate “sketches” to dizzying panoramas containing a myriad of details and hundreds of micro-perspectives. Hockney’s aim was to create, as he says, “pictures that describe how we see – not all at once, but in discrete, seperate glimpses...to synthesise a living impression.”