Monday, 14 April 2014

Ruby Slippers: A Journey with Colour in the Land of Oz

^illustration by W.W. Denslow, 1900

Exclusively for Saturated Space, Hillary Bretcko writes about colour in the Land of Oz, and by extension, our cities through the lens of imagination...


"First published in 1900, L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was revolutionary in its treatment of fictional worlds and the book as an object inherently tied the the story. This investigation into Dorothy's tale traces the use of colour throughout the book as it relates to themes of place, identity, artificiality, and perception as well as how the Wizard's City of Emeralds parallels our contemporary understanding of the global City."

Please either use the embedded reader below or click HERE to read the text.