A Cultural History of Color

A Cultural History of Color

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A Cultural History of Color presents a history of 5000 years of color in western culture. The first systematic and comprehensive history, the work examines how color has been perceived, developed, produced and traded, and how it has been used in all aspects of performance - from the political to the religious to the artistic - and how it shapes all we see, from food and nature to interiors and architecture, to objects and art, to fashion and adornment, to the color of the naked human body, and to the way our minds work and our languages are created.

Chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the choice of reading about a specific period in one of the volumes, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six. The themes (and chapter titles) are: Color Philosophy and Science; Color Technology and Trade; Power and Identity; Religion and Ritual; Body and Clothing; Language and Psychology; Literature and the Performing Arts; Art; Architecture and Interiors; Artefacts.

The six volumes cover: 1 - Antiquity (3,000 BCE to 500 CE); 2 - Medieval Age (500 to 1400); 3 - Renaissance (1400 to 1650); 4 - Age of Enlightenment (1650 to 1800); 5 - Age of Industry (1800 to 1920); 6 - Modern Age (1920 to the present).

The page extent for the pack is approximately 1760pp. Each volume opens with Notes on Contributors and an Introduction and concludes with Notes, Bibliography, and an Index.

The Cultural Histories Series
A Cultural History of Color is part of The Cultural Histories Series. Titles are available as hardcover sets for libraries needing just one subject or preferring a tangible reference for their shelves or as part of a fully-searchable digital library. The digital product is available to institutions by annual subscription or on perpetual access via www.bloomsburyculturalhistory.com . Individual volumes for academics and researchers interested in specific historical periods are also available in print or digitally via www.bloomsburycollections.com .
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Product details

  • Hardback
  • 176.02 x 250.44 x 98.04mm | 4,252g
  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 185 b/w & 181 colour illus
  • 1474273734
  • 9781474273732
  • 2,538,598

Table of contents

VOLUME 1: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF COLOR IN ANTIQUITY
Edited by David Wharton, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

1. Philosophy and Science, Katerina Ierodiakonou
2. Technology and Trade, Hilary Becker
3. Power and Identity, Kelly Olson and David Wharton
4. Religion and Ritual, Verity Platt
5. Body and Clothing, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
6. Language and Psychology, Katherine McDonald
7. Literature and the Performing Arts, Karen Bassi and David Wharton
8. Art, Mark Abbe
9. Architecture and Interiors, Stephan Zink
10. Artefacts, Ellen Swift

VOLUME 2: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF COLOR IN THE MEDIEVAL AGE
Edited by Carole Biggam, University of Glasgow, UK, & Kirsten Wolf, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

1. Philosophy and Science, A. Mark Smith
2. Technology and Trade, Jo Kirby
3. Power and Identity, Wim Blockmans
4. Religion and Ritual, Andreas Petzold
5. Body and Clothing, Gale R. Owen-Crocker
6. Language and Psychology, Carole P. Biggam, Roman Krivko, Piera Molinelli, and Kirsten Wolf
7. Literature and the Performing Arts, Mark Cruse
8. Art, Thomas Dale
9. Architecture and Interiors, Eva Oledzka
10. Artefacts, Leslie Webster


VOLUME 3: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF COLOR IN THE RENAISSANCE
Edited by Sven Dupre, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, & Amy Buono, Rio De Janeiro State University, Brazil

1. Philosophy and Science, Tawrin Baker
2. Technology and Trade, Jo Kirby
3. Power and Identity, Peter C. Mancall
4. Religion and Ritual, Lisa Pon
5. Body and Clothing, Carole Frick
6. Language and Psychology, Doris Oltrogge
7. Literature and the Performing Arts, Bruce R. Smith
8. Art, Marcia Hall
9. Architecture and Interiors, Cammy Brothers
10. Artefacts, Leah R. Clark


VOLUME 4: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF COLOR IN THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
Edited by Carole Biggam, University of Glasgow, UK, & Kirsten Wolf, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

1. Philosophy and Science, Anna Marie Roos
2. Technology and Trade, Alexander Engel
3. Power and Identity, Monika Barget
4. Religion and Ritual, Felicity Loughlin
5. Body and Clothing, Mechthild Fend and Amelia Rauser
6. Language and Psychology, Joao Paulo Silvestre
7. Literature and the Performing Arts, Timothy Campbell
8. Art, Karin Leonhard
9. Architecture and Interiors, Basile Baudez
10. Artefacts, Clive Edwards


VOLUME 5: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF COLOR IN THE AGE OF INDUSTRY
Edited by Alexandra Loske, University Of Sussex, UK

1. Philosophy and Science, Georges Roque
2. Technology and Trade, Laura Anne Kalba
3. Power and Identity, Dominique Grisard
4. Religion and Ritual, Charlotte Ribeyrol
5. Body and Clothing, Charlotte C. Nicklas
6. Language and Psychology, Nicholas Gaskill
7. Literature and the Performing Arts, Margrit Vogt
8. Art, Joyce H. Townsend
9. Architecture and Interiors, Megan Aldrich
10. Artefacts, Kelly F. Wright


VOLUME 6: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF COLOR IN THE MODERN AGE
Edited by Sarah Street, University of Bristol, UK, & Anders Steinvall, Umea University, Sweden

1. Color Philosophy and Science, Jacob Browning and Zed Adams
2. Color Technology and Trade, Stephen Westland and Qianqian Pan
3. Power and Identity, Zena O'Connor
4. Religion and Ritual: The Modern Religio-colorscape, Urmila Mohan
5. Body and Clothing, Tracy Cassidy
6. Language and Psychology, Galina V. Paramei and David L. Bimler
7. Literature and the Performing Arts, Nicholas Gaskill, Sarah Street, & Joshua Yumibe
8. Art, Judith Mottram
9. Architecture and Interiors, Juan Serra
10. Artefacts, Kelly F. Wright
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About Carole P. Biggam

Carole P. Biggam PhD, is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in English Language, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Kirsten Wolf PhD, is Professor of Old Norse and Scandinavian Linguistics and Torger Thompson Chair in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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