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David Scott Kastan
David Scott Kastan is the George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University.
Kastan, David Scott
Kastan, David Scott
United States of America
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Description: On Color
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.
Print publication date May 2018 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300171877
EISBN 9780300249842
Illustrations 46
Print Status in print