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Chromaphilia Author Stella Paul
ISBN-10 0714873896
Release 2017-03-13
Pages 296
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Unlock the secrets of color - 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 colors or color groups. It explores the history and meaning of each color in art, highlighting fascinating tales of discovery and artistic passion, and offering easily accessible explanations of the science and theory behind specific colors. 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 color paints our world.

The Brilliant History of Color in Art

The Brilliant History of Color in Art Author Victoria Finlay
ISBN-10 9781606064290
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 166
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The history of art is inseparable from the history of color. And what a fascinating story they tell together: one that brims with an all-star cast of characters, eye-opening details, and unexpected detours through the annals of human civilization and scientific discovery. Enter critically acclaimed writer and popular journalist Victoria Finlay, who here takes readers across the globe and over the centuries on an unforgettable tour through the brilliant history of color in art. Written for newcomers to the subject and aspiring young artists alike, Finlay’s quest to uncover the origins and science of color will beguile readers of all ages with its warm and conversational style. Her rich narrative is illustrated in full color throughout with 166 major works of art—most from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Readers of this book will revel in a treasure trove of fun-filled facts and anecdotes. Were it not for Cleopatra, for instance, purple might not have become the royal color of the Western world. Without Napoleon, the black graphite pencil might never have found its way into the hands of Cézanne. Without mango-eating cows, the sunsets of Turner might have lost their shimmering glow. And were it not for the pigment cobalt blue, the halls of museums worldwide might still be filled with forged Vermeers. Red ocher, green earth, Indian yellow, lead white—no pigment from the artist’s broad and diverse palette escapes Finlay’s shrewd eye in this breathtaking exploration.

Color in Art

Color in Art Author Stefano Zuffi
ISBN-10 1419701118
Release 2012-09-05
Pages 320
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Examines the variations and diverse meanings of the primary colors as seen in two hundred masterworks of painting from ancient times up to the present.


Degas Author Theodore Reff
ISBN-10 9780870991462
Release 1976
Pages 352
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Essays on the intellectual power and originality of Degas's complex art, on his technical innovations, and on his contrasts with leading writers are illustrated by reproductions of selected paintings and drawings. Bibliogs

The Anatomy of Color

The Anatomy of Color Author Patrick Baty
ISBN-10 0500519331
Release 2017-06-29
Pages 351
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The history of paint and color in interior design, spanning a period of three centuries

The Story of Colour

The Story of Colour Author Gavin Evans
ISBN-10 9781782436911
Release 2017-08-17
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Why is green the colour of envy? Why is black 'evil'? Why is white pure? Why do we 'feel blue' or 'see red'? Why do colours have different meanings for different cultures? When we look at or talk about a colour in a particular setting, we are as likely to see its cultural or symbolic meaning as the shade itself. Why? Sometimes our grasp of a colour relates to the random way we define it. Light blue is called 'blue' but, over the last century or two, light red has become pink, whereas in Russia light blue and dark blue are separate colours. Does language play a part in our perception of colours? In most cases, the origins of why we view a colour in a certain way goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Blue was not always a boy's colour; pink was not always a girl's. Indeed, less than one hundred years ago, in the West, it was the other way round. This book offers a lively, anecdotal treatment of the cultural mysteries of colour, and focuses on the way we respond to colours, the significance we give them - and how these things change over time and from place to place. It tells the story of how we have come to view the world through lenses passed down to us by art, science, politics, fashion, sport and, not least, prejudice.


Red Author Michel Pastoureau
ISBN-10 9780691172774
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 216
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The color red has represented many things, from the life force and the divine to love, lust, and anger. Up through the Middle Ages, red held a place of privilege in the Western world. For many cultures, red was not just one color of many but rather the only color worthy enough to be used for social purposes. In some languages, the word for red was the same as the word for color. The first color developed for painting and dying, red became associated in antiquity with war, wealth, and power. In the medieval period, red held both religious significance, as the color of the blood of Christ and the fires of Hell, and secular meaning, as a symbol of love, glory, and beauty. Yet during the Protestant Reformation, red began to decline in status. Viewed as indecent and immoral and linked to luxury and the excesses of the Catholic Church, red fell out of favor. After the French Revolution, red gained new respect as the color of progressive movements and radical left-wing politics. In this beautifully illustrated book, Michel Pastoureau, the acclaimed author of Blue, Black, and Green, now masterfully navigates centuries of symbolism and complex meanings to present the fascinating and sometimes controversial history of the color red. Pastoureau illuminates red's evolution through a diverse selection of captivating images, including the cave paintings of Lascaux, the works of Renaissance masters, and the modern paintings and stained glass of Mark Rothko and Josef Albers.

Akademie X

Akademie X Author Marina Abramovic
ISBN-10 0714867365
Release 2015-02-19
Pages 352
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Assembled from the wisdom of 36 legendary art teachers – all of them artists or critics at the top of their field – Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life is an ideal curriculum for the aspiring artist. Each of the book’s "tutors" has provided a unique lesson that aims to provoke, inspire and stimulate the aspiring artist. These lessons cover some combination of the following: technical advice (e.g. don’t make a sculpture bigger than your studio door), assignments (some of which will take five minutes to complete, others five years), tips for avoiding creative ruts (including suggestions for mind‐expanding materials to read, watch or listen to), principles of careful looking (demonstrated with images of artworks, photographs, films or even billboard advertisements), advice on the daily practice of art (how to balance time alone in the studio with building an artistic community), career pointers (how to prepare for a studio visit from a curator or gallerist) and personal anecdotes (e.g. stories from the instructor’s own humble beginnings). Taken together, these lessons offer the reader a set of tools for thinking, seeing and living as an artist. Not only is Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life the first illustrated text book of its kind for artists, but it will also appeal to anyone interested in contemporary art, providing first hand revelations into the philosophies and techniques of some of the world’s best artists and writers.

Color in Art

Color in Art Author John Gage
ISBN-10 0500203946
Release 2006
Pages 224
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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.


Monochrome Author Craig Staff
ISBN-10 1784530492
Release 2015
Pages 224
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The monochrome–a single color of paint applied over the entirety of a canvas–remains one of the most contentious modernist artistic inventions. But while the manufacture of these “pictures of nothing” was ostensibly straightforward, their subsequent theorization has been anything but. The monochrome is commonly associated with early twentieth century avant-garde painters such as Kazimir Malevich– who pioneered the form with his “Black Square” in 1915–and, later, Abstract Expressionists such as Mark Rothko. But monochrome art holds equal attraction for artists today. More than a history, this book is the first account of the monochrome's lively role in contemporary art. Provocative, innovative and timely, it argues that the latest artistic engagements with the monochrome go beyond stylistic concerns and tap into discourses of radicalism. Discussing works by artists such as Kim Beom, Martin Creed, Tom Friedman, Bruno Jakob, Sherrie Levine, Karin Sander and Sara Sizer, this book shows that debate and conflict around the monochrome is very much alive in contemporary visual culture.


Black Author Michel Pastoureau
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019817359
Release 2009
Pages 210
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About the history of the color black, its various meanings and representations.

10 000 Years of Art

10 000 Years of Art Author Editors of Phaidon Press
ISBN-10 0714849693
Release 2009-03-28
Pages 544
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Chronologically presents five hundred examples of art from different countries, cultures, and civilizations and discusses what makes each piece both unique and representative.

Art Is the Highest Form of Hope Other Quotes by Artists

Art Is the Highest Form of Hope   Other Quotes by Artists Author Phaidon Editors
ISBN-10 0714872431
Release 2016-10-10
Pages 336
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Advice, strong opinions, and personal revelations by the world's greatest artists - exclusively researched for this new book Featuring the most inspirational and insightful collection of quotes by artists through the ages and across the globe, this exquisite keepsake is the ideal book for artists, collectors, and armchair enthusiasts. As painters, sculptors, photographers, and other visual artists see and experience the world through a unique lens, Art Is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists shows that their life lessons, private revelations, and frank, often irreverent, opinions can guide us all. This unique and carefully curated book, packed with totally original research, is a go-to resource for revealing thoughts and personal advice on subjects as diverse as beauty, colour, light, sex, chance, discipline, money troubles, originality, fear of failure, danger of success, the creative process, and more – all messages transmitted from the artistic trenches.


Red Author Spike Bucklow
ISBN-10 9781780236247
Release 2016-06-15
Pages 240
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Blood, rust, lava, wine—the flush of passion and the glow of approaching night—no color arrests our attention more than the color red. Today it is the flag of danger and seduction, of spirit and revolution, but throughout nearly all of human history it has held a special place in our aesthetics. In this book, Spike Bucklow brings us into the heart of this fiery hue to better understand the unique powers it has had over us. Bucklow takes us from a thirty-four-thousand-year-old shaman burial dress to the iPhone screen, exploring the myriad of purposes we have put red to as well as the materials from which we have looked to harvest it. And we have looked for it everywhere, from insects to tree resin to tar to excitable gasses. Bucklow also details how our pursuit of the color drove medieval alchemy and modern chemistry alike, and he shows us red’s many symbolic uses, its association with earth, blood, and fire, its coloring of caves and the throne rooms of goddesses, as well as national flags, fire trucks, power grids, and stoplights. The result is a material and cultural history that makes one see this color afresh, beating with vibrancy, a crucial part of the human visual world.

Charles Henry and the Formation of a Psychophysical Aesthetic

Charles Henry and the Formation of a Psychophysical Aesthetic Author Jose Arguelles
ISBN-10 0608092614
Pages 209
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Charles Henry and the Formation of a Psychophysical Aesthetic has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Charles Henry and the Formation of a Psychophysical Aesthetic also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Charles Henry and the Formation of a Psychophysical Aesthetic book for free.

Modern Art in America 1908 68

Modern Art in America 1908 68 Author William C. Agee
ISBN-10 0714875244
Release 2017-09-18
Pages 352
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A radical re-evaluation of American modernism through four generations of artists and their work – now in paperback. "That rarity of rarities, an opinionated but not eccentric scholarly history by a veteran museum curator whose every page crackles with original thinking and bears the stamp of a preternaturally sharp eye? Excellent reproductions and crisp typography complement the lucid prose." —Wall Street Journal Twentieth-century art in America has long been understood in two very separate distinct halves: pre-World War II, often considered as inferior and provincial; and the triumphant, international post-war work that made a complete break with everything that went before. Agee discovers exciting new connections between artists and artworks, which strongly suggest that 1945 was not such a dividing line in art history after all. His fresh research offers an innovative approach and a brilliant take on art history.

On Color

On Color Author David Kastan
ISBN-10 9780300235425
Release 2018-05-22
Pages 224
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Our lives are saturated by color. We live in a world of vivid colors, and color marks our psychological and social existence. But for all color’s inescapability, we don’t know much about it. Now authors David Scott Kastan and Stephen Farthing offer a fresh and imaginative exploration of one of the most intriguing and least understood aspects of everyday experience. Kastan and Farthing, a scholar and a painter, respectively, investigate color from numerous perspectives: literary, historical, cultural, anthropological, philosophical, art historical, political, and scientific. In ten lively and wide-ranging chapters, each devoted to a different color, they examine the various ways colors have shaped and continue to shape our social and moral imaginations. Each individual color becomes the focal point for a consideration of one of the extraordinary ways in which color appears and matters in our lives. Beautifully produced in full color, this book is a remarkably smart, entertaining, and fascinating guide to this elusive topic.