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“On Color” Prompts Us To Think About What We See

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David Scott Kastan, a  George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University and Stephen Farthing, an artist and elected member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London and Emeritus Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, the University of Oxford, have collaborated on this beautiful, and educational book about the history of color and how it plays out in the world through art, politics, perceptions and more. On Color (Yale University Press) encourages us to think about what we see, what each color symbolizes  and how it makes us feel.     According to the authors, scientists believe there are more than 17 million different colors.  Red is known to be the color of roses, yet is the rose red or does…

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Sex, drugs, desires, and razzle dazzle: exclusive interview with FOSSE author Sam Wasson

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The flick of the wrist. The throw of the hip. Bowler hats, bowed legs, pigeon-toes and slumped shoulders. It’s the undeniable styling of the legendary director/choreographer Bob Fosse. Now, more than 25 years after his death, and almost four years in the making, Sam Wasson, author of the New York Times bestseller Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman, has written Fosse, an epic biography detailing the exhilarating, yet depressing, life of the Oscar, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning legend. How did this relatively young guy—a visiting professor of Film at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut—get to write a book about one of the greatest choreographers of our time? What was he…

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