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Color: A Visual History

By Alexandra Loske

$54.00

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A book is one of the most thoughtful and personal gifts; they give that extra personal touch, they communicate “this made me think of you”, and in the end, isn’t that what gifts are all about? Books can have the ability to transport us to a whole new world wherever we are, they can tell a million different stories for a million different people. Allow the creatives loved ones in your life to settle in and use their imagination to get lost within the pages of this book that is sure to inspire.

Product Description

Charts color exploration and expression from the 1600s to the present day through painters' tools, art, ephemera, and literature Throughout history, artists, scientists, and philosophers have attempted to explain and order the visible color spectrum. Color: A Visual History from Newton to Modern Color Matching Guides offers the fascinating history of how color has been recorded, explored, and understood. Using an extraordinary collection of original color material that includes charts, wheels, artists' palettes, and swatches, the book showcases centuries of significant scientific discoveries and artistic exploration. It celebrates the visual quality and beauty of various color theories over time and highlights the creativity of their design and codification. The book showcases everything from fourteenth-century illuminated manuscripts to Moses Harris's The Natural System of Colours (ca. 1769), and from 1814's Werner's Nomenclature of Colours to Paul Klee's color harmonies to highlight the fascinating interactions of science and art. This stunning display of shades, tints, and tones is an authoritative guide for anyone working in the arts, as well as anyone passionate about color in their personal lives, homes, and surroundings.

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