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Author Batchelor, David.

Title Chromophobia / David Batchelor.

Imprint London : Reaktion, 2000.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  701.85019 B314c 2000    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description 124 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Focus on contemporary issues
Focus on contemporary issues.
Contents Whitescapes -- Chromophobia -- Apocalypstick -- Hanunoo -- Chromophilia.
Summary Batchelor coins the term "chromophobia"--A fear of corruption or contamination through color--in a meditation on color in western culture. Batchelor analyzes the history of, and the motivations behind, chromophobia, from its beginnings through examples of nineteenth-century literature, twentieth-century architecture and film to Pop art, minimalism and the art and architecture of the present day. He argues that there is a tradition of resistance to colour in the West, exemplified by many attempts to purge color from art, literature and architecture. Batchelor seeks to analyze the motivations behind chromophobia, considering the work of writers and philosophers who have used color as a significant motif, and offering new interpretations of familiar texts and works of art.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and filmography (pages 119-122).
Subject Color in art.
Art -- Philosophy.
Color -- Psychological aspects.
Art -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00815307
Color in art. (OCoLC)fst00868563
Color -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00868512
ISBN 1861890745

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