The central argument of Chromophobia is that a chromophobic impulse — a fear of corruption or contamination through color — lurks within much Western cultural and intellectual thought. This is apparent in the many and varied attempts to purge color, either by making it the property of some “foreign body” — the oriental, the feminine, the infantile, the vulgar, or the pathological — or by relegating it to the realm of the superficial, the supplementary, the inessential, or the cosmetic. Chromophobia has been a cultural phenomenon since ancient Greek times; this book is concerned with forms of resistance to it. Writers have tended to look no further than the end of the nineteenth century. David Batchelor seeks to go beyond the limits of earlier studies, analyzing the motivations behind chromophobia and considering the work of writers and artists who have been prepared to look at color as a positive value.

Данные книги

Авторы

Batchelor David

Место издания

Лондон

Издательство

Reaktion Books

Год

2014

Количество страниц

126 страниц

ISBN

9781861890740

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Наличие иллюстраций

Да

Наличие библиографии

Да

Полочный индекс и авторский знак

701.2 Bat

Количество томов

1

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