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Color in Art
Color in Art
Authors: By Stefano Zuffi
Imprint: Abrams Books
ISBN: 1-4197-0111-8
EAN: 9781419701115
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 6/1/2012
Trim Size: 8 1/4 x 8 1/4
Page Count: 304
Cover: Hardcover
Illustrations: 200 color illustrations
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About the book
Every color has many aspects, many variations, and many meanings. Red, for instance, can mean passion, or suffering, or anger. How are these aspects represented in works of art from Titian and Bosch to Matisse and Warhol? Painters use colors to convey a message as much as they do for surface appeal. In design and fashion, color is omnipresent as well, but incredibly varied in its significance. This fascinating book focuses on the most important colors in art—red, blue, yellow, black, white, green, and gold—and looks at them through some 200 beautifully printed works.

Praise for Color in Art:

Art historian Zuffi’s introductory survey of color throughout (mostly Western) art history spans millennia while sharing entertaining stories about the range of moods and meanings that color can convey in art.” Publishers Weekly


About the author
Stefano Zuffi has written many books on art history, including The Cat in Art and How to Read Italian Renaissance Painting. He lives and works in Milan.


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