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Black: The History of a Color

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  • Black: The History of a Color (Princeton University Press) – Hardcover (2008)
    by Professor Michel Pastoureau

    Black: The History of a Color

    Hardcover, Princeton University Press
    2008
    English
    210 pages

    ISBN: 069113930X
    ISBN-13: 9780691139302

    Black - favorite color of priests and penitents, artists and ascetics, fashion designers and fascists - has always stood for powerfully opposed ideas: authority and humility, sin and holiness, rebellion and conformity, wealth and poverty, and good and bad. In this beautiful and richly illustrated book, the acclaimed author of "Blue" now tells the fascinating social history of the color black in Europe. In the beginning was black, Michel Pastoureau tells us. The archetypal color of darkness and death, black was associated in ... Show more

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