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Red The Art and Science of a Colour

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Blood, rust, lava, wine-the flush of passion and the glow of approaching night-no color arrests our attention more than the color red. Today it is the flag of danger and seduction, of spirit and revolution, but throughout nearly all of human history it has held a special place in our aesthetics. In this book, Spike Bucklow brings us into the heart of this fiery hue to better understand the unique powers it has had over us. Bucklow takes us from a thirty-four-thousand-year-old shaman burial dress to the iPhone screen, exploring the myriad of purposes we have put red to as well as the materials from which we have looked to harvest it. And we have looked for it everywhere, from insects to tree resin to tar to excitable gasses. Bucklow also details how our pursuit of the colour drove medieval alchemy and modern chemistry alike, and he shows us red's many symbolic uses, its association with earth, blood, and fire, its colouring of caves and the throne rooms of goddesses, as well as national flags, fire trucks, power grids, and stoplights. The result is a material and cultural history that makes one see this colour afresh, beating with vibrancy, a crucial part of the human visual world.
Very good condition with slight wear on the corners.

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Author(s):
Spike Bucklow
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1780235917
ISBN-13:
9781780235912
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Title:
Red The Art and Science of a Colour

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Blood, rust, lava, wine-the flush of passion and the glow of approaching night-no color arrests our attention more than the color red. Today it is the flag of danger and seduction, of spirit and revolution, but throughout nearly all of human history it has held a special place in our aesthetics. In this book, Spike Bucklow brings us into the heart of this fiery hue to better understand the unique powers it has had over us. Bucklow takes us from a thirty-four-thousand-year-old shaman burial dress to the iPhone screen, exploring the myriad of purposes we have put red to as well as the materials from which we have looked to harvest it. And we have looked for it everywhere, from insects to tree resin to tar to excitable gasses. Bucklow also details how our pursuit of the colour drove medieval alchemy and modern chemistry alike, and he shows us red's many symbolic uses, its association with earth, blood, and fire, its colouring of caves and the throne rooms of goddesses, as well as national flags, fire trucks, power grids, and stoplights. The result is a material and cultural history that makes one see this colour afresh, beating with vibrancy, a crucial part of the human visual world.
Very good condition with slight wear on the corners.

Author(s):
Spike Bucklow
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1780235917
ISBN-13:
9781780235912
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Title:
Red The Art and Science of a Colour

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