COLOR LIBRARY

Color, A Natural History of the Palette

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.

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 Sean Adams' book provides useful considerations for color choices, including mood along with cultural and historical reference.

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