Nature's Palette: A colour reference system from the natural world (Hardback)Patrick Baty (author), Peter Davidson (author of contributions), Elaine Charwat (author of contributions), Giulia Simonini (author of contributions), Andre Karliczek (author of contributions)
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In Nature's Palette this technicolour trove has, for the first time, been enhanced with the addition of illustrations of the animals, vegetables and minerals Werner referenced alongside each colour swatch and accompanied by expert text explaining the uses and development of colour standards in relation to zoology, botany, minerology and anatomy. This fully realized colour catalogue includes elegant contemporary illustrations of every animal, plant or mineral that Syme cited. Readers can see for themselves Tile Red in the Cock Bullfinch's breast, Shrubby Pimpernel and Porcelain Jasper; or admire the Berlin Blue that Syme identified on the wing feathers of a Jay, in the Hepatica flower and in Blue Sapphire. Displays of contemporary collector's cabinets of birds, butterflies, eggs, flowers and minerals are interspersed at intervals throughout the compendium, with individual specimens colour matched to colour swatches. Still a much-loved reference among artists, naturalists and everyone fascinated by colour today, Werner's Nomenclature of Colours finds its fullest expression in this beautiful and comprehensive colour reference system.
With 1000 illustrations in colour
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 1340 g
Dimensions: 264 x 206 mm
'This new version of Syme's book provides new examples for each hue the artist described but it also lays bare how endless is the project of classifying colour' - The Age
'Fascinating, lavishly illustrated ... the essays by four leading experts are both informative and accessible ... a very enjoyable read' - House & Garden
'Utterly beguiling' - Apollo
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