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James Fox’s History of the World in Eight Colours

James Fox in conversation with Hannah MacInne

56 mins watch time

Posted October 2021


Colour isn’t simple surface decoration: throughout our history, it is served as a powerful bearer of meaning that has shaped our culture and our collective imagination. Art historian and broadcaster James Fox explores seven colours that have deep and profound significance to human society, showing us how their meanings have changed and multiplied over many centuries, influencing not only the history of art, but civilisation itself.