A Cultural History Of Color
by Carole P. Biggam and Kirsten Wolf
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A Cultural History of Color presents a history of 5000 years of color in western culture. The first systematic and comprehensive history, the work examines how color has been perceived, developed, produced and traded, and how it has been used in all aspects of performance - from the political to the religious to the artistic - and how it shapes all we see, from food and nature to interiors and architecture, to objects and art, to fashion and adornment, to the color of the naked human body, and to the way our minds work and our languages are created.
Voume 1 – A Cultural History of Color in Antiquity (Edited by David Wharton, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)
Voume 2 – A Cultural History of Color in the Medieval Age (Edited by Carole P. Biggam, University of Glasgow, UK, and Kirsten Wolf, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Voume 3 – A Cultural History of Color in the Renaissance (Edited by Amy Buono, Chapman University, USA, and Sven Dupré, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Voume 4 – A Cultural History of Color in the Age of Enlightenment (Edited by Carole P. Biggam, University of Glasgow, & Kirsten Wolf, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Voume 5 – A Cultural History of Color in the Age of Industry (Edited by Alexandra Loske, Curator at the Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton, UK)
Voume 6 – A Cultural History of Color in the Modern Age (Edited by Anders Steinvall, Umeå University, Sweden, and Sarah Street, University of Bristol, UK)
The Cultural Histories series offers an authoritative survey of a wide range of subjects throughout history. Each subject is looked at in Antiquity, the Medieval Age, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Age of Empire and the Modern Age and thematic coverage is consistent across all periods so that users can either gain a broad overview of a period or follow a theme through the ages.
Hardback: 6 Volumes
Product Dimensions: 176 x 250 mm
Published by Bloomsbury