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Honoring Laura Kalba, Laureate of the Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies

Laura Kalba is Associate Professor of Art at Smith College. Selected from a pool of sixty nominated books, Color in the Age of Impressionism: Commerce, Technology, and Art (Penn State, 2017) draws from multiple founts of expertise to trace the far-reaching repercussions of a new visual field around color in late nineteenth-century France. Laura Kalba outlines a new field of study around chromatics, at the intersection of technological innovation and class politics, of visual and commercial cultures, of modes of perception and aesthetic judgment.

In English