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Black: the history of a color

Black: the history of a color

Pastoureau, Michel, 1947-

In this richly illustrated cultural history, the acclaimed author of 'Blue' now tells the entertaining story of the colour black, from the time of the cave dweller to the age of the loft owner

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Princeton, N.J.; Oxford: Princeton University Press, c2009
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Michel Pastoureau
ISBN: 069113930X, 9780691139302
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-210).
Language note: Translated from the French.
Physical Description: 210 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Subject: Symbolism of colors History.; Black.; Black in art.; Color Psychological aspects History.; Colour; Color Social aspects History.; Art history
Uniform Title: Noir. English

Contents

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. 11 IN THE BEGINNING WAS BLACK FROM THE BEGINNING
  3. TO THE YEAR 1000
  4. Mythologies of Darkness
  5. From Darkness to Colors
  6. From Palette to Lexicon
  7. Death and Its Color
  8. The Black Bird
  9. Black, White, Red
  10. IN THE DEVIL'S PALETTE
  11. TENTH TO THIRTEENTH CENTURIES
  12. The Devil and His Images
  13. The Devil and His Colors
  14. A Disturbing Bestiary
  15. To Dispel the Darkness
  16. The Monks' Quarrel: White versus Black
  17. A New Color Order: The Coat of Arms
  18. Who Was the Black Knight?
  19. A FASHIONABLE COLOR
  20. FOURTEENTH TO SIXTEENTH CENTURIES
  21. The Colors of the Skin
  22. The Christianization of Dark Skin
  23. Jesus with the Dyer
  24. Dyeing in Black
  25. The Color's Moral Code
  26. The Luxury of Princes
  27. The Gray of Hope
  28. THE BIRTH OF THE WORLD IN BLACK AND WHITE
  29. SIXTEENTH TO EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES
  30. Ink and Paper
  31. Color in Black and White
  32. Hachures and Guillochures
  33. The Color War
  34. The Protestant Dress Code
  35. A Very Somber Century
  36. The Return of the Devil
  37. New Speculations, New Classifications
  38. A New Order of Colors
  39. ALL THE COLORS OF BLACK
  40. EIGHTEENTH TO TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES
  41. The Triumph of Color
  42. The Age of Enlightenment
  43. The Poetics of Melancholy
  44. The Age of Coal and Factories
  45. Regarding Images
  46. A Modern Color
  47. A Dangerous Color?
  48. NOTES
  49. BIBLIOGRAPHY