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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1 edition (15 August 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780691159362
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691159362
  • ASIN: 069115936X
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for the French edition: "Filled with surprising insights and astonishing details, and as playful and humorous as it is erudite, Michel Pastoureau's Green is an entertaining lesson about the way our visual perceptions are modified by culture. With carefully selected and cleverly captioned illustrations, this beautiful book will appeal to general readers as well as scholars. The writing is simple and effective, making for an easy and entertaining read."--Jean-Baptiste Evette, prize-winning French novelist and translator

Praise for the French edition: "This book is a rare fusion of accessible, entertaining writing and rich humanistic learning. Much of the argument is made through historical anecdotes, and Pastoureau has a knack for finding stories that are both instructive and interesting. Green should appeal to historians, art historians, and other scholars in the humanities, as well as to a broad general audience."--David O'Brien, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"One of The Guardian's Best Books of 2014"

"One of TheAustralian.com's "In the Good Books" 2014"

"One of The Globe and Mail 75 Book Ideas for Christmas 2014"

"[C]omprehensive and lavishly illustrated."----Natalie Angier, New York Times

"[S]umptuously illustrated. . . . These are books to look at, but they are also books to read. . . . Individual colors find their being only in relation to each other, and their cultural force depends on the particular instance of their use. They have no separate life or essential meaning. They have been made to mean, and in these volumes that human endeavor has found its historian."---Michael Gorra, New York Review of Books

"Pastoureau's engaging cultural history of the color green tackles art history and color theory. . . . With the look and feel of an artbook, this book holds equal amounts of substance of in the text. . . . His anecdotes are insightful, the references occasionally delightfully esoteric. . . . [H]e gives this substantial discussion further contemporary relevance."--Publishers Weekly

"Beautifully illustrated."--Daily Mail

"From the ample green gown in Jan van Eyck's painting "The Arnolfini Wedding" to the chartreuse and shamrock in Paolo Veronese's work, from Paul Cezanne's apples to Kees van Dongen's Fauvist use of mint and jungle greens, there's much to sink your eyes into."---Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Praise for the French edition: "Filled with surprising insights and astonishing details, and as playful and humorous as it is erudite, Michel Pastoureau’sGreen is an entertaining lesson about the way our visual perceptions are modified by culture. With carefully selected and cleverly captioned illustrations, this beautiful book will appeal to general readers as well as scholars. The writing is simple and effective, making for an easy and entertaining read."--Jean-Baptiste Evette, prize-winning French novelist and translator

Praise for the French edition: "This book is a rare fusion of accessible, entertaining writing and rich humanistic learning. Much of the argument is made through historical anecdotes, and Pastoureau has a knack for finding stories that are both instructive and interesting. Green should appeal to historians, art historians, and other scholars in the humanities, as well as to a broad general audience."--David O’Brien, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


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