It was a rare privilege listening to Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
while introducing the re-edition of the medieval manuscript
“The Grand Armorial équestre de la Toison d’Or”
recently published with the great art historian Michel Pastoureau for the
BnF, Éditions de la Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Editions du Seuil.
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac unveiled the antique meaning of the colors in araldics
and their clear relation to Walt Disney’s comics, to the urban billboards and to fashion.
An extraordinary goldmine of sources and inspirations.