Color in Art (World of Art)

John Gage


Color in Art (World of Art)

Color in Art (World of Art)

  • Title: Color in Art (World of Art)
  • Author: John Gage
  • ISBN: 9780500203941
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback



A wide ranging and engaging introduction to the place and power of color in art.Over the course of the past few centuries, the complex phenomenon of color has received detailed treatment from the perspectives of physics, chemistry, physiology, psychology, linguisitics, and philosophy However, visual artists the people who work most closely with color have rarely been askeA wide ranging and engaging introduction to the place and power of color in art.Over the course of the past few centuries, the complex phenomenon of color has received detailed treatment from the perspectives of physics, chemistry, physiology, psychology, linguisitics, and philosophy However, visual artists the people who work most closely with color have rarely been asked for their opinions about this ubiquitous but insolubly mysterious subject.In his new book John Gage, author of the award winning Color and Culture, focuses on the thoughts and practices of artists Color in Art is concerned with the history of color, but is not itself a history instead each chapter develops a theme from one of the aforementioned scientific disciplines from the viewpoint of artists such as Kandinsky, van Gogh, and Kapoor Flags, synaesthesia, theosophy, theater design, chromotherapy, and chromophobia are among the many topics covered 180 illustrations, 150 in color.


Recent Comments "Color in Art (World of Art)"

Interesting concepts on the usage of color

A quality book that covers the use of color in art through artists and their practices. That's something not found in a lot of color studies so it's valuable for that.


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