Chromaphilia: The Story of Colour in Art | Author: Stella Paul

"Stella Paul has written a most useful and readable book on the complex subject of colour which addresses expertly both its material and affective properties." Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Unlock the secrets of colour - learn how and why it has been used in art over the centuries This vibrant and compelling book uses 240 artworks as case studies to tell the story of ten individual colours or colour groups. It explores the history and meaning of each colour in art, highlighting fascinating tales of discovery and artistic passion, and offering easily accessible explanations of the science and theory behind specific colours. From Isaac Newton's optics to impressionist theory, from the dynamics of Josef Albers to the contemporary metaphysics of Olafur Eliasson, this book shows how colour paints our world.

Stella Paul was Educator-in-Charge (Exhibitions and Communications) and Senior Manager of the Interpretative Audio Program (Digital Media) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Author: Stella Paul
25 x 21.5 x 3cm
296 pages

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