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The Rainbow Book

The Rainbow Book

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Publisher: Nero, ISBN: 9788880562283, Author: F. Lanier Graham; Larry Wurn; Mark Burstein eds.,Format: Softcover, 190 x 320 mm, 228pp 

'The Rainbow Book' is a collection of essays and illustrations devoted to the rainbow and color spectra, analyzing the significance of color (both physical and metaphysical) from antiquity to modern times. An encyclopedia of the cultural and artistic manifestations of the rainbow: in myth, magic and paintings, as well as in prints and poems. The book includes poems by Virgil, Dante, Blake, Keats, Wordsworth, and others; paintings by Giotto, Bosch, Van der Weyden, Dürer, Rubens, Blake, Turner, Constable, and Church; and the sacred art of Tibet. The reprint of a cult book of post-1968 psychedelic culture, first published in 1975 in Berkeley, California, on the occasion of The Rainbow Show exhibition held at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.