Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 1994. Uncorrected Proof. Softcover. Large Octavo. xi, (2) 341 (1)pp. Original blue wraps with black lettering on cover and gray spine. Modern theories of color in philosophy, painting and architecture, literature, music and psychology. "The first thing to realize about the study of color in our time is its uncanny ability to evade all attempts to codify it systematically. The sheer multiplicity of color codes attests to the profound subjectivity of the color sense and its resistance to categorical thought." (Author).
This treatise on color and its modern theories by the curator, critic, and professor of English elaborated on the basics of color theory and the positions of household names in philosophy, painting and architecture, literature, music and psychology. Some of the luminaries consulted in his book are Kant, Goethe, Hegel, Wittgenstein, Adorno and Derrida in philosophy, Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Kandinsky, Albers, Rothko, and Stella in painting, Le Corbusier and Graves in architecture, Gide, Proust, Joyce, Pynchon and A.S. Byatt in literature, Wagner and Schoenberg in music, and Freud, Jung and Oliver Sacks in psychology. Contains glossary, bibliography and index at rear. Laid in cover letter and promotional material from John W. Landrigan to Jeff Paine, Book Review Editor for the Wilson Quarterly. Wraps with very light wear along edges. Very light foxing at top and foredge. Wraps and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #43297