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Chromaphilia : the story of color in art /

by Paul, Stella [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 296 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0714873896; 9780714873893; 9780714873510; 0714873519.Subject(s): Kunst | Colour in art -- History | Colour perception | Art appreciation | Colour (Visual arts) | Colour vision | Aesthetics | History | Farbe | 20.03 methods and techniques of the art sciences | Colors | Color in art -- History | Color in art | Colors -- History | Color in art | Color in art -- History | Colors -- History | Color in art -- Case studies | Art -- History and criticism | Color -- Psychological aspects | Visual perception | History
Contents:
Introduction -- Earth colors -- Red -- Blue -- Purple -- Gold -- Yellow -- Green -- White -- Gray -- Black -- Coda -- Glossary.
Summary: Unlock the secrets of colour - learn how and why it has been used in art over the centuries This vibrant and compelling book uses 240 artworks as case studies to tell the story of ten individual colours or colour groups. It explores the history and meaning of each colour in art, highlighting fascinating tales of discovery and artistic passion, and offering easily accessible explanations of the science and theory behind specific colours. From Isaac Newton's optics to impressionist theory, from the dynamics of Josef Albers to the contemporary metaphysics of Olafur Eliasson, this book shows how colour paints our world.
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Book Book Main library Non-fiction CO PAU 2017 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 2017-1068
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"Structured by hue, each chapter tells the unique histories of individual colors ..."--Introduction.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Introduction -- Earth colors -- Red -- Blue -- Purple -- Gold -- Yellow -- Green -- White -- Gray -- Black -- Coda -- Glossary.

Unlock the secrets of colour - learn how and why it has been used in art over the centuries This vibrant and compelling book uses 240 artworks as case studies to tell the story of ten individual colours or colour groups. It explores the history and meaning of each colour in art, highlighting fascinating tales of discovery and artistic passion, and offering easily accessible explanations of the science and theory behind specific colours. From Isaac Newton's optics to impressionist theory, from the dynamics of Josef Albers to the contemporary metaphysics of Olafur Eliasson, this book shows how colour paints our world.

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