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Green : the history of a color

Author: Michel Pastoureau; Jody Gladding
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this beautiful and richly illustrated book, the acclaimed author of Blue and Black presents a fascinating and revealing history of the color green in European societies from prehistoric times to today. Examining the evolving place of green in art, clothes, literature, religion, science, and everyday life, Michel Pastoureau traces how culture has profoundly changed the perception and meaning of the color over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Pastoureau; Jody Gladding
ISBN: 9780691159362 069115936X
OCLC Number: 864789687
Language Note: Text an English translation from French.
Description: 239 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: An uncertain color (from the beginning to the year 1000). Did the Greeks see green? ; Green among the romans ; The emerald and the leek ; Hippodrome green ; The silences of the Bible and the church fathers ; A middle color ; Islamic green --
A courtly color (11th-14th centuries). The beauty of green ; A place for green: the orchard ; A time for green: the spring ; Youth, love, and hope ; A chivalrous color ; A green hero: Tristan --
A dangerous color (14th-16th centuries). Satan's green bestiary ; From green to greenish ; The green knight ; The dyer's vats ; "Gay green" and "lost green" ; Heraldic green ; The colors of the poet --
A secondary color (16th-19th centuries). Protestant morals ; The green of painters ; New knowledge, new classifications ; Alceste's ribbons and the green of the theater ; Superstitions and fairy tales ; Green in the age of enlightenment ; A romantic color? --
A soothing color (19th-21st centuries). A fashionable color ; Return to the palette ; Chevreul and the scientists did not like green ; Neither did Kandinsky or the Bauhaus ; Green in everyday life ; Nature in the heart of the cities ; Green today.
Other Titles: Vert.
Responsibility: Michel Pastoureau, translated by Jody Gladding.

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"First published in French language by Editions du Seuil, Paris, under the title Vert, Histoire d'une couleur." c2013--Page facing title page.  Read more...

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