See the Colorviews blog post that relates to this tasty subject! It’s a stretch, admittedly , but I couldn’t resist.
Posts Categorized: Color and Culture
Looking into the history of any color is fascinating, and in BLUE, Michel Pastoureau has created a beautiful book that is rewarding for it’s own aesthetic qualities, both visual and functional (yes, the binding is really stitched and the book lays open at any page!). As for content, the color illustrations taken from a variety of historic documents serve to make the educational text entertaining as well as informative.
From 1914, the ever-relevant Wassily Kandinsky–prolific painter and writer.
The subject is color use in cinema, something we can appreciate whether we notice it or not!
An exhaustive academic analysis of color in Western culture, from the ancient Greeks up to the late twentieth century.