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Color and Culture: Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction

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Color is fundamental to life and art yet so diverse that it has seldom been studied in a comprehensive way. This ground-breaking analysis of color in Western culture from the ancient Greeks to the late twentieth century is a John Gage triumph. With originality and erudition, he describes the first theories of color articulated by philosophers from Democritus to Aristotle and the subsequent attempts by the Romans and their Renaissance disciples to organize color systematically or endow it with symbolic power. The place of color in religion, Newton's analysis of the spectrum, Goethe's color theory, and the theories and practices that have attempted to unite color and music are among the intriguing topics this award-winning book illuminates.

With a large classified bibliography, discursive footnotes, and an exhaustive index, Color and Culture is an invaluable resource for artists, historians of art and culture, psychologists, linguists, and anyone fascinated by this most inescapable and evocative element of our perceptions.

Synopsis:

An encyclopaedic work on color in Western art and culture from the Middle Ages to Post-Modernism.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-323) and index.

About the Author

John Gage is Reader in the History of Western Art at Cambridge University. An authority on color and on Turner, he is also the author of Color and Meaning: Art, Science, and Symbolism (California, 1999).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520222250
Author:
Gage, John
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Color
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Color in art
Subject:
Aesthetics -- History.
Subject:
Color Theory
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Color -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
R4
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
117 color images, 73 b/w images, 25 figu
Pages:
335
Dimensions:
11 x 10 x 1 in 66 oz

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