CHILD’S PLAY

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David Hock­ney and Rose Blake col­lab­o­rate on an il­lus­trated chil­dren’s his­tory of art

‘It is through pic­tures that we think, dream and try to un­der­stand the world around us,’ writes David Hock­ney in A His­tory of Pic­tures for Chil­dren, penned in col­lab­o­ra­tion with his friend, the art critic Martin Gay­ford. With il­lus­tra­tions by Rose Blake in which Hock­ney’s dachshunds take a star­ring role, the book takes its read­ers on a vis­ual jour­ney, from cave paint­ings to phone cam­eras, breath­ing fresh life into art his­tory for the younger gen­er­a­tion. teresa fitzher­bert ‘A His­tory of Pic­tures for Chil­dren’ by David Hock­ney, Martin Gay­ford and Rose Blake (£14.95, Thames & Hud­son) is pub­lished on 6 Septem­ber.

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