Violent, mystical, powerful, hot, sensual and sophisticated, red is the color, and this book celebrates it in its various incarnations in religion, fashion, design, medicine, architecture and contemporary art. See how red has been influential to Fellini and Kurosawa, James Turell, Picasso and Caravaggio. Witness the violent red of Andy Warhol or Cindy Sherman. The red of Buddhist rituals. The sophisticated red of geishas and lacquer, of Barragan and Villa Malaparte. The aggressive red of bordellos, lingerie, Nan Goldin and Barbara Kruger. The shocking red of bullfights. Linked in our imagination with the forbidden and the taboo, red provokes, fascinates, repulses and attracts, but never leaves indifferent.