Colour and meaning. : Art, Science and Symbolism par John Gage

Colour and meaning. : Art, Science and Symbolism par John Gage

Titre de livre: Colour and meaning. : Art, Science and Symbolism

Auteur: John Gage

Broché: 320 pages

Date de sortie: March 20, 2000

ISBN: 0500282153

Éditeur: Thames & Hudson Ltd

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Is colour just a physiological phenomenon? Does colour have an effect on feelings? This study argues that the meaning of colour, like language, lies in the particular historical contexts in which it is experienced. Three essays introduce the subject, and the remaining chapters follow themes of colour chronologically, from the early Middle Ages to the 20th century. Topics covered include medieval colour-symbolism, the earliest history of the prism, Newton's optical discoveries, 19th-century psychologists and colour, and 20th-century literature on colour in art.