I send you this cadmuiun red ...: ein Briefwechsel über Farben

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Birkhäuser, 2000 - Color - 244 pages
1997 erhält John Berger von John Christie ein rot bemaltes Papier. Berger antwortet, er gibt der Farbe rot eine eigene »Lebensgeschichte«: das unberĂ1⁄4hrte Rot der Kindheit, das Schwarz, in das es sich verwandelt im Ă„lterwerden, das WeiĂŸ, das es war, als es jung war, bis er zu seinem Lieblingsrot, dem Caravaggio-Rot kommt. Später schreiben sich Berger und Christie Ă1⁄4ber das Matisse-Blau, das Yves Klein-Blau, sie kommen von Klein zu Le Corbusier, von Perlmutt zu Courbet, von Gelb zu Gold, von Kandinsky zu Paul Klee... Die Publikation dieser faszinierenden Korrespondenz ist eine Schatzkammer fĂ1⁄4r alle diejenigen, die sich fĂ1⁄4r Farben, Gestaltung, Malerei, Kunstgeschichte und Design interessieren. Die phantasievoll und sehr kĂ1⁄4nstlerisch gestalteten Briefe werden alle im Faksimile und in Ăœbersetzung wiedergegeben.

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About the author (2000)

John Peter Berger was born in London, England on November 5, 1926. After serving in the British Army from 1944 to 1946, he enrolled in the Chelsea School of Art. He began his career as a painter and exhibited work at a number of London galleries in the late 1940s. He then worked as an art critic for The New Statesman for a decade. He wrote fiction and nonfiction including several volumes of art criticism. His novels include A Painter of Our Time, From A to X, and G., which won both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Booker Prize in 1972. His other works include an essay collection entitled Permanent Red, Into Their Labors, and a book and television series entitled Ways of Seeing. In the 1970s, he collaborated with the director Alain Tanner on three films. He wrote or co-wrote La Salamandre, The Middle of the World, and Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000. He died on January 1, 2017 at the age of 90.

Carol Christie lived an abusive and polygamous life for close to 40 years and escaped the church cult in 2008. She is determined to put an end to the cult's power and help its survivors, is now happily (and legally) married to John Christie, and lives in Owen Sound, Ontario.

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