On color

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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018].
Central - Adult Nonfiction
155.91145 KASTA
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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018].
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xi, 254 pages : color ; 21 cm


Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ranging from Homer to Picasso, and from the Iranian Revolution to The Wizard of Oz, this spirited and radiant book awakens us anew to the role of color in our lives. Our lives are saturated by color. We live in a world of colors, and color marks our psychological and social existence. But for all color's inescapability, we don't know much about it. Authors David Scott Kastan and Stephen Farthing offer a fresh and imaginative exploration of one of the most intriguing and least understood aspects of everyday experience. Kastan and Farthing, a scholar and a painter, investigate color from numerous perspectives: literary, historical, cultural, anthropological, philosophical, art historical, political, and scientific. In ten wide-ranging chapters, each devoted to a different color, they examine the various ways colors have shaped and continue to shape our social and moral imaginations. Each individual color becomes the focal point for a consideration of one of the extraordinary ways in which color appears and matters in our lives. Beautifully produced in full color, this is a remarkably smart, entertaining, and fascinating guide to this elusive topic.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kastan, D. S., & Farthing, S. (2018). On color . Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kastan, David Scott and Stephen Farthing. 2018. On Color. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kastan, David Scott and Stephen Farthing. On Color New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kastan, David Scott,, and Stephen Farthing. On Color Yale University Press, 2018.

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