This new book by John Gage, author of the award-winning Colour and Culture, is wide-ranging and engaging introduction to the place and power of colour in life and art. Brilliant reproductions of works by such artists as Wassily Kandinsky,Vincent van Gogh, Josef Albers and Anish Kapoor accompany the discussion, which ranges from synaesthesia, Theosophy and theatre design to chromotherapy and chromophobia.
Introduction * 1. Light from Colour - Colour from Light * 2. A Psychology of Colour? * 3. The Shape of Colour * 4. The Health of Colours * 5. Languages of Colour * 6. Can Colours Signify? * 7. The Union of the Senses * 8. Colour Trouble * Bibliography