What is the color white? The serenity of a snowfall? The peace of a dove? The purity of alabaster? This original and captivating exploration of color delves into the nuances of the universal palette while also explaining the history behind some of the terms used to describe certain hues. Elegantly designed it offers two-page spreads for 133 different shades. Each full-page of brilliant color faces a charming explanatory illustration and text of technical, scientific, historic, etymological, or linguistic terms. Two helpful indices present the colors in the order in which they appear in the book and also sorts them thematically in categories such as "Birds," "Cloth," "Modes of Transport," and "Formulas." The book also offers inspiration and guidance to painters and illustrators. Young lovers of art can understand why artists chose a particular shade over another. As fun to peruse as it is informative, this unique, cleverly designed book offers a wealth of surprises about the colors around us.
Number of pages: 280
Dimensions: 160 x 220 mm
"The book is quite frankly one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen. Providing viewers with access to 133 colors, Colorama
shares not only color names but also beautiful illustrations, context about the names, and a full-page color swatch. It is truly a piece of artwork in and of itself." -Katie Reviews Books
"Colorama is beautifully executed, wonderfully informative, and just so much fun to flip through." -Word Spelunking
"As fun to peruse as it is informative, this unique, cleverly designed book offers a wealth of surprises about the colors around us." -Matthew C. Winner Blog