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Title The story of black / John Harvey.
Author Harvey, J. R. (John Robert)
Publication London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
Description 336 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Call # 155.9114 H
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : how black is black? -- The oldest colour -- Classical black -- The black of God -- Black in society : Arabia, Europe -- Two artists in black -- Black Choler -- Servitude and n├ęgritude -- Black in the enlightenment -- Britain's black century -- Our colour? -- A note of chessboards, death and whiteness.
Summary This text provides an exploration of black, following our ambiguous relationship with this most 'accursed' of colours throughout cultures worldwide. The book asks whether black is in fact a colour at all, and also describes the use and meaning of black in art, literature, issues of race, advertising, and popular culture.
Subject Black.
Symbolism of colors.
Black in art.
Black -- Folklore.
Blacks -- Race identity.
Zwart.
Kunst.
Cultuur.
Symboliek.
Black. (OCoLC)fst00833576
Black in art. (OCoLC)fst00833715
Blacks -- Race identity. (OCoLC)fst00833987
Symbolism of colors. (OCoLC)fst01140794
Genre Folklore. (OCoLC)fst01423784
ISBN 9781780230849 :
9781780235110 pbk.
1780230842

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