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Chromaphilia: The Story of Colour in Art - Stella Paul



Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd

Chromaphilia: The Story of Colour in Art

Chromaphilia: The Story of Colour in Art
Unlock the secrets of colour - learn how and why it has been used in art over the centuries

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Unlock the secrets of colour - 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 colours or colour groups. It explores the history and meaning of each colour in art, highlighting fascinating tales of discovery and artistic passion, and offering easily accessible explanations of the science and theory behind specific colours. 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 colour paints our world.

Phaidon Press Ltd


Number of Pages 296


celebrates art's greatest resource."-Daily Telegraph "An exciting book. Whether you are an artist, an art historian or simply an art lover, you will find this beautifully produced volume absorbing... Chromaphilia has been produced to a high standard. In a book about colour, image quality is crucial and I wasn't disappointed. Stella Paul's writing is full of ideas, some of which are complex, but she has a gift for clear expression and the illustrations work hand in hand with the text."