Eaverly, Mary Ann. Tan Men/Pale Women: Color and Gender in Archiac Greece and Egypt, a Comparative Approach. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013.
Mary Ann Eaverly traces the ideals and motives of color in art throughout Egyptian and Greek art. She shows in Egypt how color was used to show the difference between males and females (such as if it was their real skin tone or a metaphor for their role in society). And then she discusses the influence this conceptual scheme has on Greek art which sometimes follows this scheme and sometimes, adds new meaning. This book is the foundation for my argument and allows for the connection between other books and their ideas.