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- DescriptionBlack, favorite color of priests and penitents, artists and ascetics, fashion designers and fascists, has always stood for powerfully opposed ideas: authority and humility and sin and holiness. This book discusses the social history of the color black in Europe. It is suitable for those interested in the history of fashion, art, media, or design.
- Author BiographyMichel Pastoureau is a historian and director of studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes de la Sorbonne in Paris. He is the author of many books, including Blue: The History of a Color (Princeton) and The Devil's Cloth: A History of Stripes.
- PrizesWinner of Bronze Independent Publisher Book Medal, Fine Art Category 2009. Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Books 2009 (United States).
- Author(s)Michel Pastoureau
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication03/10/2008
- GenreThe Arts: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note106 color illus.
- Weight1247 g
- Width229 mm
- Height229 mm
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