Colour, edited by David Batchelor, is one of a series documenting major themes and ideas in contemporary art. This chronological anthology reflects on the aesthetic, cultural and philosophical meaning of colour to artists within the broader context of anthropology, film, philosophy and science. Those who loathe colour have had as much to say as those who love it. Establishing colour as a central theme in the story of modern art, this is an indispensable handbook to the definitions and debates around its history, meaning and use.
David Batchelor is a London-based artist and writer who has exhibited widely in Britain, continental Europe, the United States and Latin America. A regular contributor to journals such as Artforum and frieze, he is the author of Minimalism (Tate Publishing, 1997) and Chromophobia (Reaktion, 2000). He is Senior Tutor in Critical Art Theory, Department of Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London.