Colour Revolution : Victorian Art, Fashion & DesignRegular price $33.00
A richly illustrated book exploring the Victorians' new attitudes to colour through a multi-disciplinary exploration of culture, technology, art and literature
Contrary to the monochrome vision of Queen Victoria's mourning dresses and the coal-polluted streets of Charles Dickens' London, Victorian Britain was, in fact, a period of new and vivid colours. The Industrial Revolution had transformed the Victorians' perception of colour and, over the course of the second half of the 19th century, it became the key signifier of modern life. Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion & Design charts the Victorians' new attitudes to colour through a multi-disciplinary exploration of culture, technology, art and literature.
The catalogue explores key 'chromatic' moments that inspired Victorian artists and writers to think anew about the materiality of colour. Rebelling against the bleakness of the industrial present, these figures learned from the sacred colours of the past, the sumptuous colours of the Middle East and Japan and looked forward towards the decadent colours that defined the end of the century.
Accompanies an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum from 21 September 2023 to 18 February 2024
- Author: Charlotte Ribeyrol
- Paperback: 256 pages | 253 colour and 20 black and white illustrations
- Date published: August 2023
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9781910807576
- Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 22.0 cm