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The Resource Blue : the history of a color, Michel Pastoureau

Blue : the history of a color, Michel Pastoureau

Label
Blue : the history of a color
Title
Blue
Title remainder
the history of a color
Statement of responsibility
Michel Pastoureau
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Blue has had a long and topsy-turvy history in the Western world. Once considered a hot color, it is now icy cool. The ancient Greeks scorned it as ugly and barbaric, but most Americans and Europeans now pick it as their favorite color. In this history, the renowned medievalist Michel Pastoureau traces the changing meanings of blue from its rare appearances in prehistoric art to its international ubiquity today in blue jeans and Gauloises cigarette packs." "Pastoureau investigates how the ever-changing role of blue in society has been reflected in manuscripts, stained glass, heraldry, clothing, paintings, and popular culture. Beginning with the almost total absence of blue from ancient Western art and language, the story moves to medieval Europe. As people began to associate blue with the Virgin Mary, the color became a powerful element in church decoration and symbolism, despite the resistance of chromophobic prelates. Blue gained new favor as a royal color in the twelfth century and became a formidable political and military force through the French Revolution. As blue triumphed in the modern era, new shades were created and blue became the color of romance, the Romantics, and the blues. Finally, Pastoureau follows blue into contemporary times, when military clothing gave way to the everyday uniform of blue jeans and blue became the universal and unifying color of the Earth as seen from space." "With an elegant design and illustrated with nearly one hundred color plates, Blue tells the history of our favorite color and the cultures that have hated it, loved it, and created great art with it."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pastoureau, Michel
Dewey number
155.9/1145
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
BF789.C7
LC item number
P3613 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blue
  • Color
  • Color
  • Symbolism of colors
  • Blue in art
  • Blauw
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Techniek
  • Blue in art
  • Blue
  • Color
  • Color
  • Symbolism of colors
  • Blauw
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Techniek
  • Blau
  • Geschichte
  • Ikonographie
  • Kunst
  • Ästhetik
  • Blau
  • Blau
  • Azul
  • Simbolismo de los colores
  • Color
  • Color
Label
Blue : the history of a color, Michel Pastoureau
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • A Moral Color: The Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century
  • 85
  • 4
  • Favorite Color: The Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century
  • 123
  • 5
  • Blue Today
  • 179
  • Introduction: Color Is Not Black and White
  • 7
  • 1
  • An Uncommon Color: Prehistory to the Twelfth Century
  • 13
  • 2
  • A New Color: The Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century
  • 49
Control code
ocm46777397
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780691090504
Lccn
2001019855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46777397
  • (OCoLC)46777397
Label
Blue : the history of a color, Michel Pastoureau
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • A Moral Color: The Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century
  • 85
  • 4
  • Favorite Color: The Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century
  • 123
  • 5
  • Blue Today
  • 179
  • Introduction: Color Is Not Black and White
  • 7
  • 1
  • An Uncommon Color: Prehistory to the Twelfth Century
  • 13
  • 2
  • A New Color: The Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century
  • 49
Control code
ocm46777397
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780691090504
Lccn
2001019855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46777397
  • (OCoLC)46777397

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