The clarity with which Derek Jarman offered up his life and the living of it, particularly since the epiphany—I can call it nothing less—of his illness was a genius. Buy Chroma: A Book of Colour – June ’93 New Ed by Derek Jarman (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery. About the Author. One of England’s foremost filmmakers, Derek Jarman ( ) wrote and directed several feature films, including Sebastiane, Jubilee.

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Crack it open regularly and often; some shiny new fact about color will readily pop out. Sep 21, Amelia Zhou rated it really liked it. From the explosions of image and color in In The Shadow of the Sun, The Last of England, The Garden and Wittgenstein, to the somber blacks of his collages and tar paintings, Jarman has consistently used color in unprecedented ways, making his ideas on the subject of interest to filmmakers, film audiences, artists and students alike.

Preview — Chroma by Derek Jarman. This is a cool book about color. To ask other readers questions about Chromaplease sign up.

Jubilee Six Film Scripts A collection of brilliant, largely unrealized, intensely personal film scripts by Derek Jarman. Read more Read less.

He wrote of nothing he had not observed. Dec 19, Paloma Etienne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Share your thoughts with other customers. chrroma

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Feb 11, Judd rated it it was amazing. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Oct 01, vi macdonald rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. I enjoyed the chapters on colour.

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In his signature style, a lyrical combination of classical theory, anecdote, and poetry, Jarman takes the reader through the spectrum, introducing each color as an embodiment of an emotion, evoking memories or dreams. Jan 17, Nathalie rated it liked it. I loved reading it so much that i never gave it cbroma.

There are bits of autobiography, especially concerning his stays in hospital at the time he was writing this, and poems scattered throughout, and musings from Jarman that make this unusual and eclectic book a pleas This book is full of snippets of information about colours as used by artists. Fassbinder The Life harman work of a Provocative Genius The revealing biography of this highly productive and radical film director. He explains the use of color in Medieval painting through the Renaissance to the modernists and draws on the great color theorists from Pliny to Leonardo.

A bunch of scattered, but oh so beautiful thoughts, quotes, poems, reminisces etc. May 04, Melinda rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. I read this as part of a book group. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Home Current Catalogs Blog.

There’s a thread running through it which his failing health from AIDS, par I read this as part of a book group. The writing is choice, precise, and shows a wonderful inquisitive mind, one that is not only painterly, but scientifically, if not philosophically inclined.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Jarman is and was a chromq source of perspective on the causes and perspectives of the British empire see his film ‘Requiem’.

Apr 03, Elizabeth rated it it was ok. Jarman also extended the chro,a of this book on Blue into This is a non fiction part memoir, part meditative poetry; book long essay on colours by the British filmmaker artist and activist Derek Jarman. Derek Jarman is pretty cool – so reading his flowing associations following color through culture is drrek. Philosophical, poetic and witty meditation on colour.


A former painter, Jarman had lived in the use of colour and was voraciously curious about how it had been used in the past, the history of color, semantically, chemically, romantically, politically Oct 01, Dylan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sure, they are painted with words, blah blah blah, but from the description and cover which is not the cover pictured here it seemed like it would contain examples of its subject. Like the bright burst of a firework before dying out, Chroma is a frantic goodbye kiss to colour by an artist whose vision and life were withering in his fight against HIV.

The first book group I’ve been jarmann member of, the first book group book. Nov 15, Liz rated it it was amazing. Uarman brought home how powerful colour is in triggering memories and making derei with people, places, emotions. Meditative, personal, and amazingly borrows Jarman’s filmmaking style – segmented and disconnected from itself, a meandering series of thoughts brought together in beautiful, isolated fragments. Chroma is a meditation on the color spectrum by the celebrated late artist jarmna filmmaker Derek Jarman.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Shannon rated it really liked derk Dec 07, This book is full of snippets of information about colours as used by artists.

Maybe best not to read if you want a ‘fresh’ read! Although there isn’t really an ending to give away! Anyway my surprise this is the trouble with online browsing was: