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The Republic of Color : Science, Perception, and the Making of Modern America / Michael Rossi.

Author/Creator:
Rossi, Michael author., Author,
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (320 pages) : 11 color plates, 6 halftones
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Color vision -- Research -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Color vision -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Color -- Research -- United States -- History.
Science -- Social aspects -- United States.
Local subjects:
American history. (search)
American politics. (search)
American society. (search)
aesthetics. (search)
color. (search)
perception. (search)
science. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The Republic of Color delves deep into the history of color science in the United States to unearth its origins and examine the scope of its influence on the industrial transformation of turn-of-the-century America. For a nation in the grip of profound economic, cultural, and demographic crises, the standardization of color became a means of social reform-a way of sculpting the American population into one more amenable to the needs of the emerging industrial order. Delineating color was also a way to characterize the vagaries of human nature, and to create ideal structures through which those humans would act in a newly modern American republic. Michael Rossi's compelling history goes far beyond the culture of the visual to show readers how the control and regulation of color shaped the social contours of modern America-and redefined the way we see the world.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
Introduction. CLOVEN TONGUES OF FIRE
Chapter One. MODERN CHROMATICS Ogden Rood and the Wrong- Workings of the Eye
Chapter two. FROM CHEMISTRY TO PHANEROCHEMISTRY: Charles Sanders Peirce and the Semiotic of Color
Chapter three. PATHOLOGIES OF PERCEPTION: Benjamin Joy Jeffries and the Invention of Color Blindness
Chapter Four. COLORS AND CULTURES: Evolution, Biology, and Society
Chapter Five. THE PRAGMATIC PHYSIOLOGY OF COLOR VISION: Christine Ladd- Franklin and the "Evolutionary Theory" of Color
Chapter Six. SMALL LIES FOR BIG TRUTHS: Standards, Values, and Color Terms
Chapter Seven. THE LOGICAL AND THE GENETIC: Bodies, Work, and Formal Color Notations
Conclusion. TALKING ABOUT COLOR
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780226651866
OCLC:
1112426774
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226651866 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.