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Color in Art (World of Art)

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A wide-ranging and engaging introduction to the place and power of color in art.

Over the course of the past few centuries, the complex phenomenon of color has received detailed treatment from the perspectives of physics, chemistry, physiology, psychology, linguisitics, and philosophy. However, visual artists—the people who work most closely with color—have rarely been asked for their opinions about this ubiquitous but insolubly mysterious subject.

In his new book John Gage, author of the award-winning Color and Culture, focuses on the thoughts and practices of artists. Color in Art is concerned with the history of color, but is not itself a history; instead each chapter develops a theme from one of the aforementioned scientific disciplines from the viewpoint of artists such as Kandinsky, van Gogh, and Kapoor. Flags, synaesthesia, theosophy, theater design, chromotherapy, and chromophobia are among the many topics covered. 180 illustrations, 150 in color.

About the Author

John Gage is the former Head of the Department of History of Art at Cambridge University. He is an acknowledged international authority on the history of art and color and has written many books on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500203941
Author:
Gage, John
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Color Theory
Subject:
Color
Subject:
Color in art
Subject:
Art -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Art-Color Theory
Copyright:
Series:
World of Art
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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