Colour and Culture: Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction (1993).
This proves that all familiar and important cultural themes can still benefit from fresh thinking, examining primary sources and leaving no intellectual approach unexamined. It is art history--but art history for scientists, gardeners, psychologists, designers and doctors too. There's heraldry and alchemy, light theory and synaesthesia, not to mention the 27 colours of black that Van Gogh identified in the work of Frans Hals. It is, as Richard Brettell said in APOLLO, the 'product of a lifetime of research, reading and writing', and it won the Mitchell Prize.
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|Title Annotation:||THAMES AND HUDSON THE SECOND 30 YEARS: Jamie Camplin's choice of the key art titles|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2009|
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