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作者 Pastoureau, Michel, 1947- author
書名 Jaune : histoire d'une Couleur. English
Yellow : the history of a color / Michel Pastoureau ; translated by Jody Gladding
出版項 Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2019]
©2019
國際標準書號 9780691198255 (hbk.)
069119825X (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  BF789.C7 P37513 2019    在架上    30600020128063
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  152.145 P292    在架上    30550100689882
說明 240 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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附註 "First published in the French language by Éditions du Seuil, Paris, under the title Jaune: Histoire d'une Couleur by Michel Pastoureau, copyright © 2019, Éditions du Seuil, Paris"--Title page verso
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-237)
"Illuminated with a wide variety of images, this book traces the long history of yellow around the world. In antiquity, yellow was considered a sacred color, a symbol of light, warmth, wealth, and prosperity. But in medieval Europe, it became highly ambivalent: greenish yellow came to signify demonic sulfur and bile, the color of forgers, felon knights, traitors, Judas, and Lucifer-while warm yellow recalled honey and gold, serving as a sign of joy, pleasure and abundance. The yellow stars of the Holocaust were seared into the color's negative tradition. In Europe today, yellow has diminished to a discreet color. Greenish yellow can still be seen as dangerous, sickly, or poisonous, and golden yellow remains positive, but the color is absent in much of everyday life and is lacking in symbolism. In Asia, however, yellow pigments like ocher and orpiment and dyes like saffron, curcuma, and gaude are abundant. Painting and dyeing in this color has been easier than in Europe, offering a richer and more varied palette of yellows that has granted the color a more positive meaning. In ancient China, for example, yellow clothing was reserved for the emperor. In India, the color is seen as a source of happiness: wearing a little yellow is believed to keep evil away. And importantly, it is the color of Buddhism, whose temple doors are marked with the color. Yellow continues to have different meanings in different cultural traditions, but in most, the color remains associated with light and sun, something that can be seen from afar and that seems warm and always in motion"-- Provided by publisher
A beneficial color -- An ambiguous color -- An unpopular color
Translated from the Franch
主題 Yellow
Color -- Psychological aspects -- History
Color -- Social aspects -- History
Symbolism of colors -- History
Yellow in art
Color -- Psychological aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00868512
Color -- Social aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00868517
Symbolism of colors. fast (OCoLC)fst01140794
Yellow. fast (OCoLC)fst01182641
Yellow in art. fast (OCoLC)fst01182670
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Author Gladding, Jody 1955- translator
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