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Near Fine in near fine jacket. First edition, 1993. Quarto, cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 335 pp., illustrated (some in color), Near Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket, owner's signature on the titlepage, pencil notes to some pages. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector.
University of California Press, Berkeley, CA
Publishers Weekly, 1993-08-30 In this searching, dazzlingly illustrated investigation of the experience of color in the West, Cambridge University art historian Gage explores color as a language of emotions, psychological meaning and religious significance. His 14 scholarly yet accessible essays, accompanied by 223 plates (more than half of which are in color), are full of arcane and wondrous lore, from ancient Rome's cult of purple (a hue associated with the ruling elite) to the symbology of rainbows, perceived correspondences between colors and music, and color symbolism in heraldry and alchemy. Certain themes re-emerge, such as the impact of color scientists Goethe and Newton on artists like Turner and Surat, and the popular notion of the Orient as a repository of colored, exotic stimuli and attitudes. The magnificent plates range from a fourth-century Egyptian mummy portrait to the color experiments of Kandinsky, Mondrian, Helen Frankenthaler, Sonia Delaunay, Kenneth Noland and Josef Albers. (Oct.)
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