Item description for I Send You this Cadmium Red by John Berger...
"A book of correspondence between two highly talented friends*writer/critic/artist John Berger and filmmaker/artist John Christie*I Send You This Cadmium Red began in concept in February 1997, when Christie mused to Berger: 'What could our next project be?' Berger replied: 'Just send a color ' Soon after, a painted square of cadmium red crossed the English Channel, from Christie in London to Berger in France, and an amazing conversation began. The accompanying book reveals, in the form of letters, notes, small books, and drawings, their subsequent exchange of ideas on color*an visual odyssey that ranges from Matisse's blue to the blue of Yves Klein; from industrial brown anti-rust paint to Joseph Beuys' Braunkreuz, from mysterious cave paintings to Byzantine gold leaf. Unprecedented and engaging, aesthetically stunning and intellectually enlightening, I Send You This Cadmium Red both explores new OEays of seeing' and provides a key to understanding the work of these two artists."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.87" Width: 7.48" Height: 1.26" Weight: 2.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2000
ISBN 8495273322 ISBN13 9788495273321
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More About John Berger
Storyteller, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, dramatist and critic, John Berger (1926-2017) was one of the most internationally influential writers of the last fifty years. His many books include Ways of Seeing; the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours; Here Is Where We Meet; the Booker Prize-winning novel G; Hold Everything Dear; the Man Booker-longlisted From A to X; and A Seventh Man.
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Treasured Communication Jun 12, 2004
Sometimes a resonant voice leaps off a bookshelf and whispers promises. This book both whispered and sang to me and fulfilled my hunger eyes. I read it, leisurely in one sitting, but I can imagine going back to touch it or rather fondle it, again, and then again. Two voices, not as one, but as a seamless whole is what delighted me in finding "Send me a Cadmium Red" and caused a profound artful ripple in my otherwise quiet day. Colour excites, cadmium red excites twice over and if I could I would gather together my own loose threads and follow the course of these two fine friends and send a single swatch of colour that would stir them to respond.
The Colors of Communication May 31, 2001
In this compilation of correspondence between two erudite artist/writers, the reader is allowed to eavesdrop on the communications of John Berger and John Christie. These are two real renaissance men, interested in everything and commenting on all to each other with such intelligence and candor that we are compelled to read further, taking joy in their knowledge of color, art history, bookmaking, and literature. The book is obviously put together with the input of the book artist, with covers and pages you must touch, luscious color, fold-outs, and lovely photographs of the hand written letters, the books, and even the envelopes that traveled between the two men. The insight into their personal lives and their friendship adds an irresistible dimension. This bok is a must for anyone interested in art in any form.
The Golden Mean Mar 18, 2001
Like a bee, under vibrating equilibrium and full of gold : thats the emotion felt after reading this colorfull-voices.