May 2014 Non-fiction Reaktion Books

The Luminous and the Grey David Batchelor

The Luminous and the Grey
David Batchelor


Paperback | May 2014 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781780232805 | 128pp | 210x148mm | GEN | AUD$32.99, NZD$39.99
A new book from Reaktion best-selling author and artist, David Batchelor, The Luminous and the Grey is a unique study of the places where colour comes into being and where it fades away. Colour is a given of most people's everyday lives, but at the same time it lies at the limits of language and understanding. David Batchelor's previous book for Reaktion, Chromophobia, addressed the extremes of love and loathing that colour has provoked since antiquity. This book charts more ambiguous terrain. The Luminous and the Grey is a study of the places where colour comes into being and where it fades away, an inquiry into when colour begins and when it ends, both in the material world and in the imagination.