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Title: The Language of Colour
Subtitle: An introduction
Written By: Theo van Leeuwen
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415495387/
Description:

"The Language of Colour" provides a fresh and innovative approach to the
study of colour from the co-author of the best-selling textbook, "Reading
Images".

Moving on from the meanings of single colours, Theo van Leeuwen develops
the theory that many different features shape the way we attach meaning to
the colours we see in front of us, and the idea that colour schemes are
more important than individual colours. Chapter topics include:

*a brief history of the meanings of colour
*the relationship between language and colour names within a cultural context
*corporate uses of colour
*the meaning of colour in everyday life.

Spanning a wide range of examples from graphic design to the visual arts,
this title presents a cutting-edge and engaging overview of the use of
colour in a wide variety of situations and cultural and historical
contexts. Incorporating both contemporary and traditional theory and
supplemented by questions and ideas for projects at the end of every
chapter, The Language of Colour is the ideal textbook for students of
multimodality and language and communication within applied linguistics,
communication studies, art and design and cultural studies.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Lexicography
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ISBN-13: 9780415495370
Pages: 124
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Pages: 124
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