Cultures of Colour: Visual, Material, Textual (Polygons: Cultural Diversities & Intersections 15)
By: Chris Horrocks (editor)Paperback
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Colour permeates contemporary visual and material culture and affects our senses beyond the superficial encounter by infiltrating our perceptions and memories and becoming deeply rooted in thought processes that categorise and divide along culturally constructed lines. Colour exists as a cultural as well as psycho-physical phenomenon and acquires a multitude of meanings within differing historical and cultural contexts. The contributors examine how colour becomes imbued with specific symbolic and material meanings that tint our constructions of race, gender, ideal bodies, the relationship of the self to others and of the self to technology and the built environment. By highlighting the relationship of colour across media and material culture, this volume reveals the complex interplay of cultural connotations, discursive practices and socio-psychological dynamics of colour in an international context. Chris Horrocks is Principal Lecturer in Art 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).
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).
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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