Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

Secret knowledge

£14.99

Product description

Hardback, First Edition published in 2001 by Thames and Hudson. Yellow cloth covered boards with black title on spine and embossed design on front cover. A few dents to lower edge of rear cover. Inscribed on free endpaper. otherwise tightly bound, clean and in very good condition.


David Hockney takes us on an enthralling intellectual and visual journey as he rewrites the story of how the great drawings and paintings of the last six centuries were created. He demonstrates for the first time how artists as far back as the 15th century used mirrors and lenses to project colour images onto flat surfaces and then captured these projections in pencil and paint. As well as being the presentation of more than two years' research, Secret Knowledge is an amazing detective story, as Hockney uncovers piece after piece of scientific and historical evidence, each one revealing further secrets of the past.

Item details

Added value:
Rare in great condition
Author(s):
Hockney, David
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
31 x 24.5 x 3 cms
Edition:
First, 2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0500237859
ISBN-13:
9780500237854
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
Secret Knowledge

Courier Delivery

£9.50
Signature required.
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

Hardback, First Edition published in 2001 by Thames and Hudson. Yellow cloth covered boards with black title on spine and embossed design on front cover. A few dents to lower edge of rear cover. Inscribed on free endpaper. otherwise tightly bound, clean and in very good condition.


David Hockney takes us on an enthralling intellectual and visual journey as he rewrites the story of how the great drawings and paintings of the last six centuries were created. He demonstrates for the first time how artists as far back as the 15th century used mirrors and lenses to project colour images onto flat surfaces and then captured these projections in pencil and paint. As well as being the presentation of more than two years' research, Secret Knowledge is an amazing detective story, as Hockney uncovers piece after piece of scientific and historical evidence, each one revealing further secrets of the past.

Added value:
Rare in great condition
Author(s):
Hockney, David
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
31 x 24.5 x 3 cms
Edition:
First, 2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0500237859
ISBN-13:
9780500237854
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
Secret Knowledge

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via courier within 2 working days of receipt of your order. A signature will be required on delivery. This item is not available for international delivery.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days



Courier delivery cost: £9.50

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Lymington

Lymington is on the South coast, bordering on the New Forest National Park which was created as a Royal Forest in 1079 by William the Conqueror, and first recorded as 'Nova Foresta' in the Doomsday Book in 1086. Our Oxfam Shop at 73, The High Street is in a lovely Georgian building, the tallest in Lymington. The elegant Georgian buildings lining the wide main street were built mostly for merchants in the local salt trade. The famous Saturday market brings the town to life with its variety of stalls. The area is renowned for outdoor pursuits, including camping, sailing, windsurfing, and surfing, as well as forest walks and horse riding.

View Shop