Marcia B. Hall is professor of art history at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University.
[A] sumptuously illustrated survey -Barbara Kiser, Nature Marcia Hall covers a familiar historical path but in a way that encourages readers to look at works of art through a different and more subtle lens. She explains and illustrates her argument with wonderful clarity. -Jo Kirby, formerly Senior Scientific Officer, National Gallery, London Marcia Hall has written a wide-ranging, ambitious book that is the fruit of long reflection on the significance of color in early modern and modern Western painting. -Stuart Lingo, University of Washington This book would make an excellent addition to art history curricula, especially those built to expand students' interest and knowledge into materials and process-both key concepts for pursuing study in conservation and curatorial work. Hall's clear writing and ability to illustrate connections across time and space make this an excellent resource for a general audience. The extensive notes and bibliography will provide specialists with avenues for additional and deeper research. -L. L. Kriner, Berea College