A panoramic new perspective on the life and work of one of Britain's most important artists: David Hockney. David Hockney is Britain's most important living artist, one who is constantly moving into new terrain and never fails to capture a wide public imagination. This pioneering new publication positions the artist's seminal work within a wide cultural context, charting Hockney's journey through the ways he has interrogated the nature of looking and representation from his days as a promising student to his place as one of the greatest artists working today. Featuring contributions by some of the most exciting voices in the worlds of art, design, literature and performance, it offers an essential overview of David Hockney's career, exploring the depth of his influence, and how his art continues to shape modern culture. Edited by Helen Little, with contributions by Catherine Cusset, Rineke Dijkstra, Frank Gehry, Jann Haworth, Allen Jones, Owen Jones, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, Andrew McMillan, Richard Morphet, David Oxtoby, Eddie Peake, Walter Pfeiffer, Christina Quarles, Bruno Ravella, Ed Ruscha, Gregory Salter, Wayne Sleep, Ali Smith, Christine Strueli and Russell Tovey.