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The Story of Black - a book by Harvey, John

The Story of Black

The Story of Black( )
Author: Harvey, John
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Reaktion Books, Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.95
Book Description:

The Story of Black is an exploration of our ambiguous relationship with this most 'accursed' of colours throughout cultures worldwide. The ancient Egyptians used black as their colour of death, and black became the standard garb for millennia of priests of myriad churches and cults. The innate austerity and gravity of black has made it a perennial choice for the robes of merchants, lawyers and even monarchs. Conversely, black gained popularity with the dandies of the eighteenth...
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Detailed Subjects: Art / Color Theory
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Art / Subjects & Themes / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.3 Inches

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