Reviews

  • "Chroma is more than an Aids autobiography...it is a paean to colour...Shot through with sass and moving testimony...this complexly written, yet stylish and readable book locates most powerfully the sublimal brilliance of one artist"

    Gay Times
  • "Chroma sparks off pieces of Jarman's poetry and prose against fragments that span Ovid, Alberti, Goethe and Wittgenstein...to form a highly personal reflection on colour, a keleidoscopic experience that throws out different facets like a prism in the light"

    New Statesman
  • "Full of anger, wit, emotion, and knowledge, this collection informs and astounds...Immensely powerful"

    Kirkus
  • "Jarman reminds us how much there is to be smelled, observed and listened to in the world if we do not walk past it"

    Guardian
  • "The context of the writing of this book inevitably turns it from an amusing bricollage to a gesture of extraordinary generosity, a tribute to the continuing need to create and communicate on the very edge of darkness"

    Financial Times