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Cultures of Colour


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Acknowledgements Introduction: Beyond the Language of Colour Chris Horrocks PART I: COLOUR AND VISUAL CULTURE Chapter 1. Ad Reinhardt: 'Colour Blinds' Michael Corris Chapter 2. The Eye Is a Sphincter (Who's Afraid of the Postmodern Monochrome?) Antony Hudek Chapter 3. Colour Soundings: After the Tone of Francis Bacon Nicholas Chare Chapter 4. Capturing the Ephemeral. Colour as a Bridge between Art and Science Mary Pearce PART II: COLOUR AND MATERIAL CULTURE Chapter 5. Colour in Gardens: a question of class or gender? Beverley Lear Chapter 6. Critical Remarks on the Colour/Form Relation: Creating a Middle Ground Kiki Karatheodoris Chapter 7. Heidegger's Pixel: Digital Colour as 'Standing Reserve' Chris Horrocks Chapter 8. The Disillusion of the Image: Cinematography, Colour, Sound and Desire Liz Watkins PART III: COLOUR, TEXT AND RACE Chapter 9. Chromatic Ambivalence: Colouring the Albino Charlotte Baker Chapter 10. Toussaint Louverture and Haitian Historiography: A Pigmentocratic Approach Charles Forsdick Chapter 11. "Linda Morenita": Skin Colour, Beauty and the Politics of Mestizaje in Mexico Monica Moreno Index

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Chris Horrocks is Principal Lecturer in Art and Design History at Kingston University. His publications include Marshall McLuhan and Virtuality (2000), Baudrillard and the Millennium (1999), Introducing Foucault (with Zoran Jevtic, 1997), and Tokyo GlamRock (edited, 2002).


"The anthology forms part of a critical yet visionary tradition of interdisciplinary studies on colour. [It] shows that much is to be gained by analyzing colour beyond the symbolic. of a collection...and [by] moving beyond entrenched binaries." - Journal of Design History

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