Chromaphilia: The Story of Color in Art


Author Stella Paul
Publisher Phaidon Press
Date 2017
Country United States
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions 8.5 x 1.2 x 10 inches, 296 pages
This vibrant and compelling book uses 240 artworks as case studies to tell the story of ten individual colors or color groups. It explores the history and meaning of each colour in art, highlighting fascinating tales of discovery and artistic passion, and offering easily accessible explanations of the science and theory behind specific colors. From Isaac Newton's optics to impressionist theory, from the dynamics of Josef Albers to the contemporary metaphysics of Olafur Eliasson, this book shows how colour paints our world.