The book Chromophobia, David Batchelor is published by Reaktion Books. contemporary culture. foci books are intended for an intelligent, alert audience with a general .. Here is a near-perfect example of textbook chromophobia: ‘The . David Batchelor’s book Chromophobia describes how colour has been marginalized and taken less seriously than we may imagine in the.

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Jan 07, Adam Tramposh rated it really liked it. There is only a bump now between the ‘b’ and ‘l’, the relief at the end, the whew. The central argument of Chromophobia is that a chromophobic impulse – a fear of corruption or contamination through color – lurks within much Western cultural and intellectual thought.

I like its subject matter and the collage of references it pulls together, I feel, in creative ways.

A succinct book of art theory which goes down smoothly. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Why do decorators discard dust jackets and have the library rebound in matching leather?

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David Batchelor seeks to go beyond the limits of earlier studies, analysing the motivations behind chromophobia and considering the work of writers and artists who have been prepared to look at colour as a positive value. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


Unfortunately, the book reads like a page essay stretched into pages. Chromophobia Focus on Contemporary Issues.

Are You a Chromophobic? This book says our culture fears colour – The Chromologist

Batchelor also turns away dramatically from the laborious and restrained style of most scholarly writing. It hasn’t the sly turn which crimson takes halfway through, yellow’s de A very hook informative read, made me think of chromatic and a-chromatic colour from a different perspective.

He opens our eyes to the reality of “bright” color prejudice after all, white is a color.

Interesting thesis that Western culture is afraid of color. And now I hate ch. In “The Marzipan Pig,” Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake’s bizarre and lyrical children’s book about aesthetic longing and the great chain of being, an owl—who has eaten a mouse that devoured the titular hero back on Page 3 and so has absorbed the pig’s sweetness, its pinkness—swoops down from a branch to pitch woo to a taxi meter, which glows impassively violet in the night.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Definitely comes from that postmodern school of a broad For him, color is both a fall from grace and a fall into grace; it represents both decadence and the recovery of innocence, and is both a poison and a cure. Showing of 37 reviews. Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies. It is, rather, condemnatory, tyrannical, alienating, and inhuman.


It was a quick read for me, you gotta read it if you’re into art Looking for beautiful books? Not going to lie- I had to reread some sections 3 or 4 times in order to fully comprehend I had various moments of epiphany throughout the book, which fueled my desire to keep on readi Having been one of the first books introduced to me under the topic of color theory, I thought this book had such a great balance between describing the ideas of the past versus the ideas of the present.

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The recurring themes certainly get you thinking, but are best taken with a grain of salt, as the examples brought into this dense little book don’t always say what he thinks they do as surely as his eloquence might incline one to believe. Jan 14, Sophy rated it really liked it. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Als I liked the range of sources and the way this book made me think about colour.