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Author Harvey, J. R. (John Robert)

Title Men in black / John Harvey.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  809.93355 Har /0002 acn:91616    AVAILABLE
Physical description 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-275) and index.
Contents Introduction: Clothes, Colour and Meaning -- 1. Whose Funeral? -- 2. Black in History -- 3. From Black in Spain to Black in Shakespeare -- 4. From Black in Art to Dickens's Black -- 5. England's Dark House -- 6. Men in Black with Women in White -- 7. Black in our Time.
Summary Concentrating on the general shift away from color that began around 1800, Harvey traces the transition to black from the court of Burgundy in the fifteenth century, through sixteenth-century Venice, seventeenth-century Spain and the Netherlands. He uses paintings from Van Eyck and Degas to Francis Bacon, religious art, period lithographs, wood engravings, costume books, newsphotos, movie stills and related sources in his compelling study of the meaning of color and clothes.
Subject English literature -- History and criticism.
Clothing and dress in literature.
Black in literature.
Men in literature.
Man-woman relationships in literature.
Symbolism of colors in literature.
Clothing and dress -- Psychology.
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain -- History.
ISBN 0226318796 (cloth)
0226318834 (paperback)