Colour and Culture: Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction

Colour and Culture: Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction



John Gage is the former Head of the Department of History of Art at Cambridge University. He is an acknowledged international authority on the history of art and colour and has written many books on the subject, including Colour in Art and Colour and Meaning, both published by Thames & Hudson.

Unfamiliar texts from all periods are featured in Colour and Culture, from the treatise that inspired Van Gogh to physicians' scales of hair and urine colours, and fresh light is thrown on the hidden meanings of many familiar masterpieces.

The 20th century is often called the period when colour has finally come into its own. Colour and Culture is an attempt to examine what this claim means, and to suggest answers to many perennial questions about the role of colour.

Product Code 1015977
author John Gage
ISBN 9780500278185
B&W Illustrations 103
colour illustrations 120
Dimensions 27.8 x 25 x 2.9 cm
format Paperback
GTIN 9780500278185
pages 336
published October 1995
publisher Thames & Hudson
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