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.PURCHASE BOOK
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.PURCHASE BOOK
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.PURCHASE BOOK
A wonderful reference on color. Sean Adams' book provides useful considerations for color choices, including mood along with cultural and historical reference.PURCHASE BOOK
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.PURCHASE BOOK
Cleopatra used saffron—a source of the color yellow—for seduction. Extracted from an Afghan mine, the blue “ultramarine” paint used by Michelangelo was so expensive he couldn’t afford to buy it himself. Since ancient times, carmine red—still found in lipsticks and Cherry Coke today—has come from the blood of insects.