Postponed - Talk & Book Signing: David Scott Kastan, On Color

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The talk and book signing has been postponed until 2019. Please check back for more details.

We live in a world of vivid colors, especially out on the East End, and color marks our psychological and social existence. Our lives are saturated by it. But for all color’s inescapably, we don’t really know much about it. David Scott Kastan’s On Color brilliantly explores how we see color and how we use it, how we make color and how color makes us. It is a book as pleasurable to look at as it is to read, and will change the ways we understand this most salient aspect of everyday life. In ten lively and wide-ranging chapters, each devoted to a different color, the book examines 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. This is a book that will continuously surprise and delight, unsettling our sense of color while it brings the subject sharply into view. 

Join author David Kastan as he talks about his recent book, co-authored with Stephen Farthing, On Color, which investigates 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.

David Scott Kastan is the George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University.

Postponed - Talk & Book Signing: David Scott Kastan, On Color
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:00am
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Talk & Book Signing has been postponed until 2019
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