Colour and Meaning

Colour and Meaning
Library Shelf Location 05c.GAGE
Publication Date Mar 2000
Description 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.
ISBN 9780500282151
Quantity 1
Pages 320
Author John Gage
Format Paperback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Category Colour Theory and Usage in Art & Design
Keyword Emotions
Language English

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