Discover the story of colour through key artists’ works and significant scientific discoveries over 400 years with this groundbreaking research on the development of colour theory. Learn how colour was recorded and explored, and discover how this knowledge has shaped our understanding of the visual world.
From Isaac Newton's investigations through to Olafur Eliasson's experiential creations, this stunning book documents the fascinating story of colour with an extraordinary collection of original colour material that includes charts, wheels, artists' palettes, swatches and schemes. Beautiful and authoritative, it includes key colour works from the Tate collection, including pieces from Turner, Matisse and Rothko, and fascinating images crucial to the development of colour that have never been published together before.
Alexandra Loske is an art historian, curator and editor with a particular interest in late
eighteenth and early nineteenth century European art and architecture, based at the University of Sussex since 1999. She has lectured and published widely on the history of art, and colour in particular. She’s also curator at the Royal Pavilion & Brighton Museums.
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