Patrick Hughes’ artworks are hard to describe, but easy to enjoy: Hughes makes moving pictures. His libraries, skyscrapers and mazes seem to turn around and follow you like the eyes in portraits. When animated by the motion and mind of the viewer, his pictures spring to life. For over fifty years, Hughes has captured the hearts and perceptual thoughts of an ever-expanding public with his art.
This is the first book to handle the entirety of Hughes’ production from the early 1960s to 2011: Writer and critic John Slyce gives an exhaustive account of the artist’s formation and the implications of his paradoxical art. Originally published in 1998, this third edition includes a new chapter by Murray McDonald.