The Colours of our MemoriesSarah Wood
- European Review of History Revue européenne d histoire, August 2013, Taylor & Francis
- DOI: 10.1080/13507486.2013.812716
An autobiographical journey through colour
What is it about?
This article offers a brief review of Michel Pastoureau's recent memoirs, based on the theme of colour. It describes the themes of the work, assesses the book's significance and suggests the kinds of interest it might hold for potential readers.
Why is it important?
Pastoureau is a popular and iconic historian of colour and symbolism. Janet Lloyd's English translation of his accessible memoir makes an example of French historical autobiography available to an Anglophone readership.
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