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Colorama

Written by Cruschiform
Published by Prestel Junior
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When is a blue dress not blue but navy, indigo, denim, or lapiz lazuli? With this fascinating and informative book in hand, young readers will be able to identify the colors that speak to them–and understand the reason there are so many subtle differences between shades. 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.

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This would be a fantastic gift for young artists, burgeoning art lovers, fledgling designers, or really anyone–young or old. It’s interesting to learn about and consider the small, nuanced differences between colors and how they fit together. And the design of the book itself is great!

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Who Wrote Colorama

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Cruschiform

CRUSCHIFORM is a Paris-based creative studio that specializes in illustration and graphic design. It was founded in 2007 by Marie-Laure Cruschi.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9783791373287
Publication Date:
March 20, 2018
ASIN/ISBN 10:
3791373285

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