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Chromophobia by David Batchelor
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Jan 06, 2009

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bookshelves: art, theory

This is a fantastic little book that goes against the Western philosophical tendency to attack, revile, or belittle color. This book is accessible and readable, and full of interesting arguments.

But if you're looking for intellectual rigor, search out this book's Ur-text: Jacqueline Lichtenstein's The Eloquence of Color: Rhetoric and Painting in the French Classical Age. Unfortunately the book is hard to find, but it's worth it.
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