38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
A fast-paced, exhilarating read about mundane colour!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Chromophobia (FOCI) (Paperback)
If you're looking for a cosy, colourful read in the Changing Rooms genre, then don't buy this book. However, if you want to be stimulated, astounded and intruiged by the humble word colour, then this is the book for you.
The concepts introduced by David Batchelor in Chromophobia forced me to rethink my own attitudes to colour. As a specialist working daily with colour, I was astounded at how pedestrian some of our deeply ingrained preconceptions are. Batchelor compels the reader to plunge straight in to a bizarre, clinical world of white, and from then on you are condemned to finish the book without stopping or letting life get in the way!
Contemporary cultural references from The Wizard of Oz and Moby Dick to Pleasantville and Le Corbusier are pieced together to form a fascinating piece of work and theoretical, philosophical debate. Deceptively small on the outside, the quality and content transforms it into the literary equivalent of Dr. Who's tardis. what more can I say, except - read it!