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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Apr 03, Elizabeth rated it it was ok. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dec 19, Paloma Etienne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Shannon rated it really liked it Dec 07, So this book would certainly offer those interested in a study of color as it relates to “white” culture, although it transcends that through personal insight and transparency.

There are bits of autobiography, especially concerning his stays in hospital at the time he was writing this, and poems scattered throughout, and musings vhroma Jarman that make this unusual and eclectic book a pleasure degek read.

What appealed was that I was vaguely aware of Jarman.

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Return to Ajrman Page. He is not easy to read, not least of all for the death that seems any instant likely to befall him. I’d heard of his films like ‘Jubilee’ and his house and garden in Dungness ‘Prospect Cottage’. I liked his intellect and his insight. Jan 17, Nathalie rated it liked it. chrpma


Newly re-released by the University of Minnesota Press, this slim, thought-provoking volume plays with color, memory, and culture. Oct 01, Dylan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Also, through the passages about his illness, I admired his courage, bravery, indepence and spirit. Aug 01, Agne added it. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Book Review: Chroma by Derek Jarman, Author Overlook Press $ (p) ISBN

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. In his signature style, a lyrical combination of classic theory, anecdote, and poetry, Jarman takes the reader through the spectrum, introducing each color as an embodiment of an emotion, evoking memories or dreams. Jarman also extended the chapter of this book on Blue into This is a non fiction part memoir, part meditative poetry; book long essay on colours by chromx British filmmaker artist and activist Derek Jarman. Just a moment while jarmaj sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Jan 06, Tsering rated it really liked it. Of chroja, through his own particular filter! Jan 28, Katie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This book is full of snippets of information about colours as used by artists. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.


The chapters are just snipets here and there with no real order.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Derek Jarman died of AIDS and it shows in his chapter “seeing red” where he does lose his vision in the end, this heartbreaking for an artist. Get to Know Us. Derek Jarman was an English film director, stage designer, artist, and writer. Chroma by Derek Jarman. Maybe too obvious for Jarman. Jarman’s pictorially lush films are vivid testimony to his sensitivity to the subject, but the fragments assembled here are not consistently informative or eloquent enough to reward any but the most ardent fans of the filmmaker.

It’s different to most books, in that it doesn’t have a clear narrative. Sometimes a mess, but whatever jarrman it was scattered and fragmented only enhanced the whole, refracting ideas about colour and what it can evoke.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Mimonni rated it really liked it May 17, I saw this on Amazon and put it on my wish list. But the bloat and bagginess of the prose, its ill discipline and ungainly Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

I loved reading it so much that i never gave it back.