Zed Adams This Friday

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January 11, 2011

Prism and Spectrum

What Colors Can You See?
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What if Esquimaux Had No Words For Blue?
The History & Philosophical Significance of 19th Century Color Vocabulary Studies
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- An Illustrated Lecture by -
PROFESSOR ZED ADAMS

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Friday, January 14, 2011
8 o’clock PM

Tickets $10 {$8 For V.P.E.S. Members, Students, Seniors}
Advance tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/141438

Dr. Zed Adams of the New School for Social Research surveys the history of 19th century color vocabulary studies, revealing the pioneering work that they inspired in philology, psychology, anthropology, and linguistics. Professor Adams also draws a philosophical moral from this history, arguing that it reveals a significant shift in thinking about the nature of colors from the 19th century to today.

Join us for this illustrated overview of a fascinating and rarely explored subject, one which reverberates throughout our daily activities and our perceptions of everyday objects.

This presentation is supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

 

The Velaslavasay Panorama