Male Colors

Author: Gary Leupp
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 052091919X
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Tokugawa Japan ranks with ancient Athens as a society that not only tolerated, but celebrated, male homosexual behavior. Few scholars have seriously studied the subject, and until now none have satisfactorily explained the origins of the tradition or elucidated how its conventions reflected class structure and gender roles. Gary P. Leupp fills the gap with a dynamic examination of the origins and nature of the tradition. Based on a wealth of literary and historical documentation, this study places Tokugawa homosexuality in a global context, exploring its implications for contemporary debates on the historical construction of sexual desire. Combing through popular fiction, law codes, religious works, medical treatises, biographical material, and artistic treatments, Leupp traces the origins of pre-Tokugawa homosexual traditions among monks and samurai, then describes the emergence of homosexual practices among commoners in Tokugawa cities. He argues that it was "nurture" rather than "nature" that accounted for such conspicuous male/male sexuality and that bisexuality was more prevalent than homosexuality. Detailed, thorough, and very readable, this study is the first in English or Japanese to address so comprehensively one of the most complex and intriguing aspects of Japanese history.

Colors

Author: Anne Geddes
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740755838
Size: 17.85 MB
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Explains different colors with the help of beautiful baby pictures.

Book Of Colors

Author: Shigenobu Kobayashi
Publisher:
ISBN: 4770013000
Size: 13.78 MB
Format: PDF
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Shows eighteen color images created by pairing specific colors, discusses tone, separation, gradation, and color scales, and looks at the characteristics of basic colors.

Elementary Color

Author: Milton Bradley
Publisher:
ISBN: UCAL:$B270828
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The intent of this book is to offer for primary school teachers a clear and condensed explanation of the Bradley System of Color Instruction. This system relies on Maxwell rotating color disks to determine and define pigmentary standards.

Colors For Your Every Mood

Author: Leatrice Eiseman
Publisher: Capital Books
ISBN: 189212338X
Size: 13.19 MB
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Offers advice on choosing color combinations for decorating one's home, discusses the psychology of color, and answers decorating questions.

On Vision And Colors

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1568987919
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During the first two decades of the nineteenth century, two of the most significant theoretical works on color since Leonardo da Vinci's Trattato della Pittura were written and published in Germany: Arthur Schopenhauer's On Vision and Colors and Philipp Otto Runge's Color Sphere. For Schopenhauer, vision iswholly subjective in nature and characterized by processes that cross over into the territory of philosophy. Runge's Color Sphere and essay "The Duality of Color" contained one of the first attempts to depict a comprehensive and harmonious color system in three dimensions. Runge intended his color sphere to be understood not as a product of art, but rather as a "mathematical figure of various philosophical reflections." By bringing these two visionary color theories together within a broad theoretical context—philosophy, art, architecture, and design—this volume uncovers their enduring influence on our own perception of color and the visual world around us.