Colour - Whitechapel Series

Author(s): David Batchelor

theory & criticism

Writings on color from modernism to the present, with contributions writers from Baudelaire to Baudrillard, surveying art from Paul Gauguin to Rachel Whiteread.


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"In this remarkably imaginative collection of texts and fragments, David Batchelor has mined modern culture to extract deep seams of colour-thought. Like any great collection of things, it draws together the widest range of sources--from Melville to Matisse to Wittgenstein to Johnny Cash--to completely transform the way we think about how colour works in art and beyond." --Briony Fer, Professor of History of Art, University College London

David Batchelor is an artist and writer who has exhibited widely in Europe and America. Senior Tutor in Critical Theory in the Department of Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London, he is a frequent contributor to such journals as Artforum and Frieze and the author of Minimalism and Chromophobia.

General Fields

  • : 9780262524810
  • : MIT Press
  • : MIT Press
  • : April 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Batchelor
  • : Paperback
  • : 240