"Written with clarity and elegance impressively and eclectically sourced with notes and bibliographies, and lavishly illustrated on exceptional stock with scores fo black-and-white plates and 18 color plates of paintings... White is a feast for both the mind and the eye. An excellent companion to bell hooks's... and an indispensable addition to undergraduate and graduate collections in cultural studies and film."
-Choice, April 1998 Vol. 35 No. 8
""White comes highly recommended as a textual site which attempts to bring greater humanity to the worls through an act of critical scholarship and honest self-deconstruction."
""White [is a] terrifically intelligent examination of how the visual media, from painting to photography to film, represents whiteness as the esthetic ideal of the West."
-"The New York Times, 3/99
"Politically sensitive and culturally savvy. [A]n excellent study.."
-Shannon Steen, "Theatre Journal
"This book overflows with... perceptive and provocative arguments."
-"In These Times
About the Author
Richard Dyer is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Warwick. He is the author of"Stars, Heavenly Bodies, Now You See It: Studies in Lesbian and Gay Film, Only Entertainment "and "The Matter of Images".