Monday, 22 October 2012

The Power of Red

^A Himba woman, Mbapaa, and some of her children, nieces and nephews, standing before her father (Katere)'s homestead. (13 May 2009, Jescapism) source

Exclusively for Saturated Space: Mark Jarzombek, Professor of History and Theory of Architecture, and Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT, writes for Saturated Space about the vital and potent role earth colours played in the very tangible relationships that First Society peoples cultivated between the spirit world, the afterlife, and the everyday. Please click here, or on the link below for the text...


Thursday, 4 October 2012

Colour and Meaning in the Ancient World

^Detail of the painted Prima Porta statue of Augustus source

Exclusively for Saturated Space: Please click on the link below for an original text written for Saturated Space by Professor Mark Bradley, Associate Professor of Ancient History at the University of Nottingham and author of Colour and Meaning in Ancient Rome. The article delves into the complex and varying relationship between language, culture and colour in different societies, and from different perspectives, from ancient Greece to Umberto Eco, via William Gladstone.