Cultures of Colour: visual, material, textual

Horrocks, Christopher [Editor] (2012) Cultures of Colour: visual, material, textual. Berghahn Books. 188p. ISBN 9780857454645

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Physical Location: This book is held in stock at Kingston University Library.
Research Area: Art and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (until 2017) > Centre for Contemporary Visual and Material Culture
Depositing User: Christopher Horrocks
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 09:49
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 09:49
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/40496

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