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Color and symbology: symbolic systems of color ordering
Author(s): Diana Varela
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Paper Abstract

Color has been used symbolically in various different fields, such as Heraldry, Music, Liturgy, Alchemy, Art and Literature. In this study, we shall investigate and analyse the structures of relationships that have taken shape as symbolic systems within each specific area of analysis. We shall discuss the most significant symbolic fields and their systems of color ording, considering each one of them as a topological model based on a logic that determines the total organization, according to the scale of reciprocities applied, and the cultural context that gives it meaning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464646
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Diana Varela, Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4421:
9th Congress of the International Colour Association

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