Introduction; On Colour and Colours 1846-2007; Index; Acknowledgements.
David Batchelor is a London-based artist and writer who has exhibited widely in Britain, continental Europe, the United States and Latin America. He is the author of Minimalism (1997) and Chromophobia (2000). He is Senior Tutor in Critical Art Theory, Department of Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London.
"In this remarkably imaginative collection of texts and fragments, David Batchelor has mined modern culture to extract deep seams of colour-thought. Like any great collection of things, it draws together the widest range of sources - from Melville to Matisse to Wittgenstein to Johnny Cash - to completely transform the way we think about how colour works in art and beyond." - Briony Fer, Professor of History of Art, University College London