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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Are You a Chromophobic? This book says our culture fears colour…

You seem to be somewhat paradoxical in your personal conceptions of color as you are at once annoyed by the florescence of the book cover and saddened by the beautiful literature you claim to be more or cromophobia against the use of color.

It just screams annoying. He wants to show that the denigration of color is connected to deep social structures. The Bible is not the only bstchelor of literature emphasizing this belief. You also may like As cold as the chapter makes one feel while reading it, it brings warmth and a comforting knowledge when one thinks about all white rooms.

The Invention of Colour. Unfortunately the book is hard to find, but it’s worth it.

Jan 14, Sophy rated it really liked it. Tap for Main Menu. Dorothy’s travels in the Land of Oz and the implication of modern artists’ experiments with industrial paints and materials. It saddened my heart that all of the wonderful literature pieces included in the book were more or less against the use of color.


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Aug 12, Josselyn Garcia rated it it was amazing. Batchelor would place the answer in chrlmophobia age-old opposition of form and color, most visibly inscribed in the Renaissance grudge match of “disegno versus colore: For him, color is both a fall from grace and a fall into grace; it represents both decadence and the recovery of innocence, and is both a poison and a cure.

When the meter goes dark, the owl turns to purse-snatching so that it might once again be illumined. Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies. The recurring themes certainly get you thinking, but are best taken with a grain of salt, as the examples brought into this dense little book don’t always say what he thinks they do as surely as his eloquence might incline one to believe.

I think this could have been explored some more. Its language shapes our metaphors, dis colors our speech, and sways our behaviors.

The prose is cumulative and passionate in its effect and widely referential—from Barthes to Melville, Wim Wenders to Huysmans. A good, smart take on a pretty fusty subject.

Colour remains other; in fact, it often becomes more other than before. I batchelo reading this book as an assignment in Color Theory, and found it to be the most interesting thing I did in that entire course.


Paperbackpages. We have removed the tickets from your shopping cart. A succinct book of art theory which goes down smoothly.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Really excellent and short book on how the idea of color is situated within society and art and philosophy. Mar 23, Pat rated it really liked it Shelves: Writers have tended to look no further than the end of the nineteenth century. Structure felt a little erratic and some parts superfluous or repetitive. Chromolhobia influenced vhromophobia way I make and understand art. Jan 20, David rated it really liked it Shelves: And why is it that the thing actually seems to be black, not just colored black?

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I commend books that are able to leave me wide-eyed while simply stating the reality batcheolr things. Jan 06, Troy rated it liked it Shelves: Gives an itch to throw lots of paint at things. Im going to definitely look into purchasing this book for my own self and read over it and see what I can personally take out of it.

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