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Hodgkin, Howard (Artist/Subject) & Graham-Dixon, Andrew (Author). HOWARD HODGKIN. London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Fine/Fine.

Revised And Expanded Edition of the classic monograph. One of the finest art books ever published in our time. The first appearance of the title in this 2001 First Edition Thus. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the Softcover Edition. The First Edition Thus is now scarce. Presents Andrew Graham-Dixon's "Howard Hodgkin". "Incisive and beautifully written, it illuminates Hodgkin's rich and complex art through its guiding themes. Elucidates the passions and preoccupations that lie behind the paintings. Unlike most other monographs, Graham-Dixon focuses on the emotional and intellectual essence of the paintings as he explores their strategies, Hodgkin's complex use of scale and color, the nature of his pictorial language, and the subtle evocation of eroticism, time, and experience. Reveals a tension between exuberance and melancholy. Includes twenty additional color reproductions and is brought up-to-date with a new chapter in which Graham-Dixon discusses the paintings created since the mid-1990's, works that are freer and more fluent, and often on a much larger scale than his earlier ones. Enthusiasm for Howard Hodgkin among art critics, historians, art collectors, and the general public has never been greater. He stands confirmed by this richly illustrated study as a Master of the hesitant, truant nature of life and emotion, an artist whose great achievement is to have created equivalents in art for the textures of memory itself" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Howard Hodgkin and Andrew Graham-Dixon collectors. This title is an art book classic. This is one of very few copies of the 2001 Revised And Expanded First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: It is a significant revision and expansion of the 1994 original edition and should not be confused with the Softcover Edition either. Many copies available online have serious flaws while others command hundreds of dollars. A scarce copy thus. 121 color, 22 black-and-white plates. The greatest living British artist. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HOWARD HODGKIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0500092982. $90.00

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