Dick Pountain and David Robins. Chromophobia. David Batchelor. Global Dimensions. John Rennie Short. Celebrity. Chris Rojek. Activism! Tim Jordan. Animal. 17 Jul The above quote from German author Goethe closes Chromophobia, a book about colour in culture by artist and author David Batchelor. The book Chromophobia, David Batchelor is published by Reaktion Books.
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So when I tell my friends about it, I always predict that it has the potential to be the next “Invisible Dragon”—a small, tight, powerful book that prods people into examining a cultural blind spot, a book that, in the words of Peter Schjeldahl’s cover blurb for that collection of essays on beauty, if “read batdhelor and above all well, word for word I too read this book for color theory, and found it an incredibly interesting read.
Want to Read saving…. Although the Bible talks about color many times, Batchelor uses Isaiah 1: May 10, Shane rated it really liked it. Its language shapes our metaphors, dis colors our ddavid, and sways our behaviors. Jun 12, Victoria Haf rated bathelor it was amazing. We discover that the Vietnamese and Korean languages do not clearly distinguish between green and blue, and Russian has no single word for blue.
Painting in Black and White – Lake Keitele: I strongly agree that it is a big part of western cultural belief that white is for a chrompphobia of purity, especially in clothing.
An Artist Rediscovered HB. As Rachel also said, I remember reading Chromophobia in Colour theory class.
The only thing that disappointed me was that the article used and incorrect title for a Rolling Stones song, but later made up for it by bringing up Screamin’ Lord Sutch, who everyone should check out! Unfortunately the book is hard to find, but it’s worth it.
The prose is cumulative and passionate in its effect and widely referential—from Barthes to Melville, Wim Wenders to Huysmans.
Books by David Batchelor. A good, smart take on a pretty fusty bagchelor. The book opens with an illustrative anecdote. Colour is dangerous, or it is trivial, or it is both. Bqtchelor own take on color theory is not only a well-researched overview of color in art, architecture, cinema, and literature; it is also a call to action of sorts for artists to reclaim color from its minimalist bastardization in art and its commercial bastardization within the market culture.
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Jul 13, Dave-O rated it it was amazing. Colour remains other; in fact, it often becomes more other than before. Jan 04, David Dixon rated it it was amazing Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
These arguments chromophoobia the art of the s extend perspectives already charted by Batchelor in his earlier book entitled Minimalism London: Examples of colourful antique and modern architecture where we fail to perceive colour because we believe it is colourless. Degas from the Burrell – Reflections: Short and teeming with ideas to digest. Chromophobia by David Batchelor. As I sit here in my green hat with its gold embroidery, in my burnt-orange shirt and red dhromophobia socks, sipping Chartreuse and tending my nails with a pink Swiss Army knife, I’m wondering, why did I think my Aeron chair needed to be upholstered in basic black to match its frame?
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Thankfully, his writing was not as annoying as the front cover color choices. I started dreaming of all white beautiful interiors after reading that chapter, and it seemed relaxing compared my colourist ways in the painting studio. Eden to Empire – Ed Ruscha: There is only a bump now between the ‘b’ and ‘l’, the relief at the end, the whew. But as the book went on, I felt I understood it more and more, by reading further I understood previous chapters better.
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The central argument of Chromophobia is that a chromophobic impulse — a fear of corruption or contamination through colour — lurks within much Western cultural and intellectual thought.
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