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Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters (new Japanese trade edition)

Price:
6,500 yen (JPY)
Author(s):
David Hockney
Language(s):
Japanese
Size:
240 × 165 mm
Pages:
268
Binding:
softcover
ISBN:
978-4-86152-257-4 C0070

From da Vinci to Caravaggio and more: a contemporary artist’s inquiry into how mirrors and lenses were used by the old Western masters.

In this book, contemporary art giant David Hockney presents scientific and visual evidence demonstrating, for the first time, how the great artists of the West used mirrors and lenses to create their works. The thrilling course of his investigations is retraced through no fewer than 500 reproductions of famous paintings and drawings accompanied by his own commentary, as well as excerpts from a fascinating array of historical and modern written sources.

The book’s art-historical revelations excited a worldwide sensation when it was first published. Richly illustrated and argued, it is a must-have for anyone interested in the study of art.

This is the Japanese edition of a book published in the United Kingdom in 2001 and 2006 by Thames & Hudson Limited.
The Japanese edition is available for purchase only within Japan.

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