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 colours that speak to them - and understand the reason there are so many subtle differences between shades. What is the colour white? The serenity of a snowfall? The peace of a dove? The purity of alabaster? This original and captivating exploration of colour 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 colour faces a charming explanatory illustration and text of technical, scientific, historic, etymological, or linguistic terms. Two helpful indices present the colours 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 colours around us. AGES: 7 and up AUTHOR: CRUSCHIFORM is a Paris-based creative studio that specialises in illustration and graphic design. It was founded in 2007 by Marie-Laure Cruschi. SELLING POINTS: * Reaches readers of all ages: Children who love art and colours will understand what is behind each shade, while adult graphic design lovers can use the book as a guide. * Colourful & vintage style illustrations: A fantastic range of 133 colours are paired with content-matching images, such as a plant or animal, and text explaining where each colour gets their names. 266 colour illustrations
Publication Date: 01-Mar-2018
Publisher: Prestel Verlag GmbH & Co KG.