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Chromaphilia : the story of color in art

Author: Stella Paul
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Phaidon Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stella Paul
ISBN: 9780714873510 0714873519 9780714873893 0714873896
OCLC Number: 961410354
Notes: "Structured by hue, each chapter tells the unique histories of individual colors ..."--Introduction.
Description: 296 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Earth colors --
Red --
Blue --
Purple --
Gold --
Yellow --
Green --
White --
Gray --
Black --
Coda --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Stella Paul.

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"Stella Paul has written a most useful and readable book on the complex subject of color which addresses expertly both its material and affective properties. The many works of art that she Read more...

 
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