The Colours Of History

Author: Clive Gifford
Editor: QED Publishing
ISBN: 1786034182
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A vibrant exploration of the stories behind different colours, and the roles they've played throughout history. Each double-page spread looks at a different shade, accompanied by vivid, imaginative illustrations.

The Semantics Of Colour

Author: C. P. Biggam
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521899923
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Presents the basic principles of modern colour semantics and discusses the crucial differences between modern and historical colour studies.

Tate Colour A Visual History

Author: Alexandra Loske
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 178157541X
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Discover the story of colour through the significant scientific discoveries and key artist's works over 400 years. From Isaac Newton's investigations through to Olafur Eliasson's experiential creations, this stunning book documents the fascinating story of colour with an extraordinary collection of original colour material that includes charts, wheels, artists' palettes, swatches and schemes. "In 1704, the scientist Isaac Newton published Opticks, the result of many years of researching light and colour. By splitting white light, Newton identified the visible range of colours, or the rainbow spectrum. In Opticks, he built a colour system around his findings, and he visualised this system in a circular shape, making it one of the first printed colour wheels. The influence of Newton and his followers, combined with the invention of many new pigments as well as watercolours in moist cake form, had made painting with colour an exciting occupation not just for serious artists but also for a much wider audience. The colour revolution had begun." Contents Introduction 1. Unravelling the Rainbow: The Eighteenth-Century Colour Revolution 2. Romantic Ideas & New Technologies: The Early Nineteenth Century 3. Industrialism to Impressionism: The Later Nineteenth Century 4. Colour for Colour's Sake: Colour into the Future: Glossary Bibliography Index

The Colours Of Our Memories

Author: Michel Pastoureau
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509533958
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What remains of the colours of our childhood? What are our memories of a blue rabbit, a red dress, a yellow bike? Were they really those colours? And later on, what colours do we associate with our student years, our first loves, our adult life? How does colour leave its mark on memory? How does it stimulate memory? How does it transform it? Or, to reverse that question, how does colour become the victim of memory's whims and lapses? In an attempt to reply to these questions - and to many others - Michel Pastoureau presents us with a journal about colours that covers over half a century (1950-2010). Through personal memories, notes taken on the spot, uninhibited comments, scholarly digressions and the remarks of a professional historian, this book retraces the recent history of colours in France and Europe. Among the fields of observation that are covered or evoked are the vocabulary and data of language, fashion and clothing, everyday objects and practices, emblems and flags, sport, literature, painting, museums and the history of art. This text - playful, poetic, nostalgic - records the life of both the author and his contemporaries. We live in a world increasingly bursting with colour, in which colour remains a focus for memory, a source of delight and, most of all, an invitation to dream.

The History And Present State Of Discoveries Relating To Vision Light And Colours

Author: Joseph Priestley
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English Liturgical Colours Observations On Notes On The History Of The Liturgical Colours By J W Legg

Author: Herbert George Morse
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A History Of The Old Water Colour Society

Author: John Lewis Roget
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The Book Of Decorative Furniture Its Form Colour History

Author: Edwin Foley
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The History Of The Second Queen S Royal Regiment

Author: John Davis
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The Annals And Magazine Of Natural History

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Colour

Author: Victoria Finlay
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444719882
File Size: 53,75 MB
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Part travelogue, part narrative history, Colour unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable book remembers a time when red paint was really the colour of blood, when orange was the poison pigment, blue as expensive as gold, and yellow made from the urine of cows force-fed with mangoes. It looks at how green was carried by yaks along the silk road, and how an entire nation was founded on the colour purple. Exciting, richly informative and always surprising, Colour lifts the lid on the historical palette and unearths an astonishing wealth of stories about the quest for colours, and our efforts to understand them.

The Ancient History Of The Egyptians Carthaginians Assyrians Babylonians Medes And Persians Grecians And Macedonians

Author: Charles Rollin
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Transactions Of The Hertfordshire Natural History Society And Field Club

Author: Hertfordshire Natural History Society and Field Club
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The History Of The Year 1876 Containing The Year Book Of Facts And The Annual Summary

Author: James Mason
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Light And Colour In Byzantine Art

Author: Lecturer in the History of Art at the School of European Studies Liz James
Editor: Oxford University Press
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This is the first book to investigate the issue of light and colour in Byzantine art. Liz James argues that in neglecting colour, we have not fully understood Byzantine art. She contrasts modern perceptions of colour with ancient Greek and Byzantine ones in order to demonstrate that while we associate colour with hue, the Byzantines emphasised the relative lightness or darkness of a colour. This emphasis affected both the Byzantines' use of a colour within a work of art, and their conceptual view of a colour. In examining the physical evidence, combined with Byzantine colour vocabulary and Byzantine descriptions of colours, Liz James opens up the issue beyond the purely art historical into a study of art in its historical and perceptual context.

A Short History Of Natural Science And Of The Progress Of Discovery From The Time Of The Greeks To The Present Day

Author: Arabella Burton Buckley
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The Story Of Colour

Author: Gavin Evans
Editor: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 178243691X
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Why is green the colour of envy? Why is black 'evil'? Why is white pure? Why do we 'feel blue' or 'see red'? Why do colours have different meanings for different cultures? When we look at or talk about a colour in a particular setting, we are as likely to see its cultural or symbolic meaning as the shade itself. Why? Sometimes our grasp of a colour relates to the random way we define it. Light blue is called 'blue' but, over the last century or two, light red has become pink, whereas in Russia light blue and dark blue are separate colours. Does language play a part in our perception of colours? In most cases, the origins of why we view a colour in a certain way goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Blue was not always a boy's colour; pink was not always a girl's. Indeed, less than one hundred years ago, in the West, it was the other way round. This book offers a lively, anecdotal treatment of the cultural mysteries of colour, and focuses on the way we respond to colours, the significance we give them - and how these things change over time and from place to place. It tells the story of how we have come to view the world through lenses passed down to us by art, science, politics, fashion, sport and, not least, prejudice.

History Of The Ceramic Art

Author: Albert Jacquemart
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A Philosophical And Political History Of The Settlements And Trade Of The Europeans In The East And West Indies Translated By J Justamond M A The Third Edition Revised And Corrected With Maps Adapted To The Work And A Copious Index

Author: Guillaume Thomas Fran├žois RAYNAL
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