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Colour in art /
John Gage.
imprint
London : Thames & Hudson, 2006.
description
224 p. : col. ill.
ISBN
0500203946 (pbk.)
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imprint
London : Thames & Hudson, 2006.
isbn
0500203946 (pbk.)
standard identifier
9780500203941
catalogue key
6073277
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Long Description
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.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume is a wide-ranging introduction to the place and power of colour in life and art. John Gage focuses on the viewpoints of artists and examines themes from different discipline.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume is a wide-ranging introduction to the place and power of colour in life and art. Each chapter develops a theme from various disciplines such as physics, chemistry, physiology, psychology, linguistics and philosophy.
Unpaid Annotation
This new book by John Gage, author of the award-winning Colour and Culture, is wide-ranging and engaging introduction to the place and power of colour in life and art. Brilliant reproductions of works by such artists as Wassily Kandinsky, Vincent van Gogh, Josef Albers and Anish Kapoor accompany the discussion, which ranges from synaesthesia, Theosophy and theatre design to chromotherapy and chromophobia.
Table of Contents
Light from colour - colour from lightp. 14
A psychology of colour?p. 60
The shape of colourp. 84
The health of coloursp. 110
Languages of colourp. 132
Can colours signify?p. 146
The union of the sensesp. 164
Colour troublep. 196
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