Color and Meaning

Art, Science, and Symbolism


Author: John Gage

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520226111

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 2979

"John Gage's Color and Meaning is full of ideas. . .He is one of the best writers on art now alive."--A. S. Byatt, Booker Prize winner

Color and Culture

Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction


Author: John Gage

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520222253

Category: Art

Page: 335

View: 3690

An encyclopaedic work on color in Western art and culture from the Middle Ages to Post-Modernism.

Colour and Meaning

Art, Science and Symbolism


Author: John Gage

Publisher: Thames Hudson

ISBN: 9780500282151

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 320

View: 3837

"Is colour just a physiological phenomenon? Does colour have an effect on feelings? This study argues that the meaning of colour, like language, lies in the particular historical contexts in which it is experienced. Three essays introduce the subject, and the remaining chapters follow themes of colour chronologically, from the early Middle Ages to the 20th century. Topics covered include medieval colour-symbolism, the earliest history of the prism, Newton's optical discoveries, 19th-century psychologists and colour, and 20th-century literature on colour in art." - product description.

Colour and Culture

Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction


Author: John Gage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500600283

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 4047

Colour and Meaning in Ancient Rome


Author: Mark Bradley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521291224

Category: History

Page: 282

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The study of colour has become familiar territory in anthropology, linguistics, art history and archaeology. Classicists, however, have traditionally subordinated the study of colour to form. By drawing together evidence from contemporary philosophers, elegists, epic writers, historians and satirists, Mark Bradley reinstates colour as an essential informative unit for the classification and evaluation of the Roman world. He also demonstrates that the questions of what colour was and how it functioned - as well as how it could be misused and misunderstood - were topics of intellectual debate in early imperial Rome. Suggesting strategies for interpreting Roman expressions of colour in Latin texts, Dr Bradley offers alternative approaches to understanding the relationship between perception and knowledge in Roman elite thought. In doing so, he highlights the fundamental role that colour performed in the realms of communication and information, and its intellectual contribution to contemporary discussions of society, politics and morality.

Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art


Author: Chloë N. Duckworth,Anne E. Sassin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351682962

Category: Art

Page: 238

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The myriad ways in which colour and light have been adapted and applied in the art, architecture, and material culture of past societies is the focus of this interdisciplinary volume. Light and colour’s iconographic, economic, and socio-cultural implications are considered by established and emerging scholars including art historians, archaeologists, and conservators, who address the variety of human experience of these sensory phenomena. In today’s world it is the norm for humans to be surrounded by strong, artificial colours, and even to see colour as perhaps an inessential or surface property of the objects around us. Similarly, electric lighting has provided the power and ability to illuminate and manipulate environments in increasingly unprecedented ways. In the context of such a saturated experience, it becomes difficult to identify what is universal, and what is culturally specific about the human experience of light and colour. Failing to do so, however, hinders the capacity to approach how they were experienced by people of centuries past. By means of case studies spanning a broad historical and geographical context and covering such diverse themes as architecture, cave art, the invention of metallurgy, and medieval manuscript illumination, the contributors to this volume provide an up-to-date discussion of these themes from a uniquely interdisciplinary perspective. The papers range in scope from the meaning of colour in European prehistoric art to the technical art of the glazed tiles of the Shah mosque in Isfahan. Their aim is to explore a multifarious range of evidence and to evaluate and illuminate what is a truly enigmatic topic in the history of art and visual culture.

The 7 Chakras Balancing, Colors and Meaning


Author: M.A. Hill

Publisher: M.A. Hill

ISBN: 1500887919

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 48

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The 7 chakras are energy centers that are fundamental for our well-being. When the 7 chakras are open and properly balanced, they produce frequencies and vibrations that travel outside our body creating a layer of color around us, also known as aura. By understanding the main 7 chakras, we can improve our lives and connect our physical body to our spiritual body. This will in turn, enable us to lead longer and healthier lives.

Questions of Colour in Cinema

From Paintbrush to Pixel


Author: Wendy Everett

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039113538

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

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Colour is one of the few remaining uncharted territories of film studies, and its centrality to the construction and reception of film narratives has only recently been recognised. After a century of widespread critical and theoretical neglect, colour is now poised to become a prime focus within film studies at all levels, and this book will constitute a key voice within this debate. In a series of wide-ranging critical essays, marked by authoritative and innovative perspectives, the volume explores the shifting technologies, theories, and practices of colour in cinema, highlighting the intricate relationship between technological, philosophical, and artistic concerns, and making a compelling case for colour as a dominant and complex signifier in filmic discourse. The essays are divided into three main sections exploring the historical and technical dimensions of colour, the aesthetics of colour, and the significance of colour in relation to broader issues of race, gender, and identity, and are interdisciplinary and transnational in their focus. They provide the reader with a clear understanding of the significance of colour, exploring new pathways and identifying discoveries still to be made.

Mimicry and Meaning: Structure and Semiotics of Biological Mimicry


Author: Timo Maran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319503170

Category: Science

Page: 164

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The present book analyses critically the tripartite mimicry model (consisting of the mimic, model and receiver species) and develops semiotic tools for comparative analysis. It is proposed that mimicry has a double structure where sign relations in communication are in constant interplay with ecological relations between species. Multi-constructivism and toolbox-like conceptual methods are advocated for, as these allow taking into account both the participants’ Umwelten as well as cultural meanings related to specific mimicry cases. From biosemiotic viewpoint, mimicry is a sign relation, where deceptively similar messages are perceived, interpreted and acted upon. Focusing on living subjects and their communication opens up new ways to understand mimicry. Such view helps to explain the diversity of mimicry as well as mimicry studies and treat these in a single framework. On a meta-level, a semiotic view allows critical reflection on the use of mimicry concept in modern biology. The author further discusses interpretations of mimicry in contemporary semiotics, analyses mimicry as communicative interaction, relates mimicry to iconic signs and focuses on abstract resemblances in mimicry. Theoretical discussions are illustrated with detailed excursions into practical mimicry cases in nature (brood parasitism, eyespots, myrmecomorphy, etc.). The book concludes with a conviction that mimicry should be treated in a broader semiotic-ecological context as it presumes the existence of ecological codes and other sign conventions in the ecosystem.