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BLUE MYTHOLOGIES

REFLECTIONS ON A COLOUR

(Reaktion Books, 2013)

“Blue Mythologies succeeds in directing our eyes anew”
—Philip Hoare, Times Higher Education

“Mavor is at her somersaulting best, moving effortlessly between disciplines”
—Dylan J. Montanari, Los Angeles Review of Books

“Carol Mavor not only studies ‘blue,’ she bleeds it’s aesthetic and emotional resonances from a fresh perspective”
—Hayden White

“It picks up . . . treasures . . .on expanding its field of operation, in the manner of Robert Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy, until everything in the world is shown to be blue in some way or other.”
—Jonathan Gibbs, TLS