The Colours of our Memories

Sarah Wood
  • European Review of History Revue europĂ©enne 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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