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Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color: Anthropological and Historiographic Perspectives
     

Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color: Anthropological and Historiographic Perspectives

by Barbara Saunders (Editor), Jaap Van Brakel (Editor), Debi Roberson (Contribution by), Ian Davies (Contribution by), Jules Davidoff (Contribution by)
 

Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color is the outcome of a workshop, held in Leuven, Belgium, in May 2000. The editors bring together contributions from philosophy, history, classics, psychology, and anthropology to discuss the production of theories, technologies and instrumentalities - the phenomeno-technical ecology - of color. Approaching the topic

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Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color is the outcome of a workshop, held in Leuven, Belgium, in May 2000. The editors bring together contributions from philosophy, history, classics, psychology, and anthropology to discuss the production of theories, technologies and instrumentalities - the phenomeno-technical ecology - of color. Approaching the topic from a variety of backgrounds, the contributors problematise color and discuss the distinctions, concepts, assumptions, and assertibility, warrants taken for granted by "color."

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Saunders characterizes the book as a movement from a 'homogeneous, hierarchical' to a 'heterogeneous, peas-in-a-pod' understanding of color, and, indeed, the profusion of approaches contained in the volume indicates that there are many ways to approach the subject.
— Theresa Levitt
Groppi - Theresa Levitt
Saunders characterizes the book as a movement from a 'homogeneous, hierarchical' to a 'heterogeneous, peas-in-a-pod' understanding of color, and, indeed, the profusion of approaches contained in the volume indicates that there are many ways to approach the subject.
Twenty-two articles, presented by Saunders (social and cultural anthropology, Catholic U. of Leuven, the Netherlands) and van Brakel (philosophy, Catholic U. of Leuven), examine material, political, and social historical concerns as they have impinged on the practice of color science. Noting that recent work in color science has begun to reject the notion of isomorphy (in which each domain of color can be reduced to domains below), the articles work towards heterogeneous explanations of color science by examining the values implicit in various praxes. Rejecting much of the Platonic-Cartesian-Kantian framework of brain sciences, the authors grapple with theories of Clifford Geertz and others who problematize the anthropological aspects of the development of color science. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780761822653
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
08/15/2002
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.68(h) x 1.07(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Saunders is Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Leuven, in the Netherlands. Jaap van Brakel is Professor of Philosophy, and Research Council, University of Leuven, in the Netherlands.

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