Chroma : A Book of Colour - June '93-9780099474913

Chroma : A Book of Colour - June '93 by Jarman, Derek

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Author: Jarman, Derek

History of art: Byzantine & Medieval art c 500 CE to c 1400

Published on 19 January 1995 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage Classics) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 144 pages
199 x 130 x 11 | 124g

A poetic, passionate and intensely personal exploration of colour written during the final year of Derek Jarman's life -- with a new introduction by Ali Smith.

In Chroma, his most poetic and lyrical book, Derek Jarman explores the uses of colour. Shifting across the spectrum and from the medieval to the modern, he draws on the work of great colour theorists from Pliny to Leonardo. Interwoven with these musings are evocative memories from Jarman's childhood and illustrious career, along with reflections on his deteriorating health. Written a year before Jarman's death, and as his eyesight was failing, this is an intensely personal work; a paean from an artist seeking to memorialise the extraordinary power of colour even while it receded from his own life.