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NATURAL HISTORY OF COLOR: The Science Behind What We See And How We See It

December 5, 2021|
NATURAL HISTORY OF COLOR: The Science Behind What We See And How We See It by Rob DeSalle
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A star curator at the American Museum of Natural History widens the palette and shows how the physical, natural, and cultural context of color are inextricably tied to what we see right before our eyes.

Is color a phenomenon of science or a thing of art? Over the years, color has dazzled, enhanced, and clarified the world we see, embraced through the experimental palettes of painting, the advent of the color photograph, Technicolor pictures, color printing, on and on, a vivid and vibrant celebrated continuum. These turns to represent reality in “living color” echo our evolutionary reliance on and indeed privileging of color as a complex and vital form of consumption, classification, and creation. It’s everywhere we look, yet do we really know much of anything about it?

Finding color in stars and light, examining the system of classification that determines survival through natural selection, studying the arrival of color in our universe and as a fulcrum for philosophy, DeSalle’s brilliant A Natural History of Color establishes that an understanding of color on many different levels is at the heart of learning about nature, neurobiology, individualism, even a philosophy of existence. Color and a fine tuned understanding of it is vital to understanding ourselves and our consciousness.
Rob DeSalle is curator at the American Museum of Natural History, where he has curated or cocurated six highly praised exhibitions and leads a research group in the Institute for Comparative Genomics. He is the author or coauthor of fifteen books, including Our Senses, Welcome to the Genome, The Accidental Homo Sapiens and The Brain: B...
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Title:NATURAL HISTORY OF COLOR: The Science Behind What We See And How We See It
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.2 in
Published:December 5, 2021
Publisher:Pegasus Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781643134420
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