COLOR LIBRARY

Colour in the Making, From Old Wisdom to New Brilliance

Colour in the Making is a visual history of art and design told through the materials of color—from the discovery and use of early earth pigments through lakes to organic chemistry and into contemporary dyes, inks, printing techniques and manufacture.

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The Color Revolution

Explore the relationship of color and commerce, from haute couture to automobile showrooms to interior design, delving into the often unrecognized role of the color profession in consumer culture.

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Red, The History of a Color

In this beautifully illustrated book, Michel Pastoureau, the acclaimed author of Blue, Black, and Green, now masterfully navigates centuries of symbolism and complex meanings to present the fascinating and sometimes controversial history of the color red.

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The Designer’s Dictionary of Color

A wonderful reference on color. Sean Adams' book provides useful considerations for color choices, including mood along with cultural and historical reference.

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The Anatomy of Color, The Story of Heritage Paints and Pigments

Why were primary colors popular in postwar kitchens? Why did the Art Deco era prefer clean lines and pastel shades? This comprehensive illustrated history of the use of color and paint in interior decoration answers these questions and many more.

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