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A meditation on the color spectrum by Britain's most controversial filmmaker

CHROMA: A Book of Color
By Derek Jarman
University of Minnesota Press | 160 pages | 2010
ISBN 978-0-8166-6593-8| paperback | $18.95

"Chroma, with its rich blend of the philosophical and the personal, 
the arcane and anecdotal, is a further reminder of Jarman's artistic 
vision." -The Times (London)

"Chroma is a book with ambitions to be a poem, a diary, an 
autobiography, a gay manifesto, a contribution to art history, a 
confession, and a color chart. . . . In Chroma, white is the color of 
the cliffs of Dover, as well as a young man's sperm. . . . Red is the 
color of itchy blotches that AIDS sufferers want to scratch, the 
color of blood, stop signs, Mrs. Jarman's lipstick. Blue, as we 
already know, is the color of the infinity that awaits the dying 
man." -The Sunday Times (London)

One of England's foremost filmmakers, Derek Jarman (1942-1994) wrote 
and directed several feature films, including Sebastiane, Jubilee, 
Caravaggio, and Blue, as well as numerous short films and music 
videos. He was a stage designer, artist, writer, gardener, and an 
outspoken AIDS and queer rights activist in the UK and the United 
States. He is the author of several books, among them Modern Nature, 
available from the University of Minnesota Press.

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the 
book's webpage:
http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/J/jarman_chroma.html

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