Rhapsodies on colour and cultural history in ‘Blue Mythologies’

‘What is it about blue that prompts a precious kind of reverie, just a sigh 
away (or maybe not) from whimsy? It’s surely the hue of bright modernity: blue jeans, blue-liveried liners on blue seas under blue skies, a blurry blue world seen from space . . . Blue, in Mavor’s vertiginous essay, is not so much an object of art-historical analysis as an energy or atmosphere, the very mood in which [Mavor] thinks and writes.’

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Carol Mavor
Blue Mythologies