On Color

On Color
Library Shelf Location 05c.KAST
Publication Date May 2018

Our lives are saturated by color. We live in a world of vivid colors, and color marks our psychological and social existence. But for all color's inescapability, we don't know much about it. Now 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, respectively, investigate color from numerous perspectives: literary, historical, cultural, anthropological, philosophical, art historical, political, and scientific. In ten lively and 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 book is a remarkably smart, entertaining, and fascinating guide to this elusive topic.

ISBN 9780300171877
Quantity 1
Pages 224p; 15.2 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
Authors David Scott Kastan, Stephen Farthing
Format Hardback
Publisher Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Category Colour Theory and Usage in Art & Design
Keyword Colour
Language English

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