'A magic flight of a book … It’s a measure of Hockney’s vividness of perception that he can always put a cap on Gayford’s knowledge … Fabulous!'
Clive James, Guardian
'Enormously good-humoured and entertaining… Hockney asks big questions about the nature of picture-making and the relationship between painters and photography in a way that no other contemporary artist seems to'
Andrew Marr, New Statesman
'An eloquent conversational testimony to the vividness of life lived through intelligent looking. You will see Caravaggio and Citizen Kane with fresh eyes'
'Crisps up perceptions and help readers to look anew'
'Take a deep dive into [Hockney’s] truly remarkable brain … Riffing with friend and expert art historian Martin Gayford, Hockney draws upon the deep tissues that connect Disney and Hiroshige, Velázquez and Eisenstein, illuminating the power of the image with a mind-bendingly original light. It will transform your relationship to pictures'
'Hockney and Gayford delve into how and why images are created, offering critical and creative insights throughout'
'Serendipitous... beautifully illustrated with many hundreds of pictures and photographs, this lively exchange between two of our leading art exponents is both instructive and entertaining '
'Fascinating and eloquent'
Arts & Collections
'Absorbing and fascinating'
Shiny New Books