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Project Related Publications

Jackson, Vicky and Bregt Lameris. “Phantom Colours: Alice Blue and Phantom Red; Changing Meanings of Two Fashionable Colours (1905-1930).” Catwalk: The Journal of Fashion, Beauty and Style 3 (2014): 19–46.

Layton, James, David Pierce, Sarah Street, and Joshua Yumibe.  “Introduction: The Dawn of Technicolor,” 33rd Pordenone Silent Film Festival Catalog. Ed. Catherine A. Surowiec. 85–87. Pordenone, Italy: Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, 2014.

Street, Sarah and Joshua Yumibe. “The Temporalities of Intermediality: Colour in the Cinema and Arts of the 1920s.” Early Popular Visual Culture 11.2 (2013): 140–157.

Yumibe, Joshua. "Colour as Performance in Visual Music, Film Tinting, and Digital Painting." In Performing New Media: 1890–1915. Ed. Kaveh Askari, Scott Curtis, Frank Gray, Louis Pelletier, Tami Williams, and Yumibe. 293–302. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014.

———. “Colour Magic: Illusion and Abstraction in Silent and Experimental Cinemas.” MIRAJ, Moving Image Review & Art Journal 2, no. 2 (October 1, 2013): 228–37.

———. “Surfaces colorées et espaces de jeu dans la littérature enfantine, le cinéma des premiers temps et les féeries [Color Space as Play Space: On Children’s Books, Early Film, and the Féerie].” Trans. Priska Morrissey. 1895, revue d’histoire du cinéma 71 (2014): 31–44.

Other Colour Projects

The Dawn of Technicolor, 1915–1916, by James Layton and David Pierce

Timeline of Historical Film Colors, by Barbara Flueckiger

Recommended Bibliography

Blaszczyk, Regina Lee. The Color Revolution. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2012.

Brougher, Kerry, Jeremy Strick, Ari Wiseman, and Judith Zilczer. Visual Music : Synaesthesia in Art and Music since 1900. London: Thames & Hudson, 2005.

Eskilson, Stephen. “Color and Consumption.” Design Issues 18 (2002): 17–29.

Leslie, Esther. Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry. Reaktion Books, 2005.

Riley, Charles A. The Jazz Age in France. Harry N. Abrams, 2004.

Scheerbart, Paul. Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!!: A Paul Scheerbart Reader. Ed. Josiah McElheny and Christine Burgin. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2014.

Ward, Janet. Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany. University of California Press, 2001.