Colorama: From Fuchsia to Midnight Blue


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Colorama: From Fuchsia to Midnight Blue helps to identify colors -and to understand the reason there are so many subtle differences between shades. When is a blue dress not blue but navy, indigo, denim, or lapiz lazuli? 

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.

Colorama was written and delightfully illustrated by Cruschiform, a French creative studio.founded by Marie-Laure Cruschi in Paris.
Preview the book here - click on the image to turn pages.

- Hardcover, in English
- For ages 7 and up 
- 280 pages, 6.6 x 9 x 1.3 inches
- Illustrated throughout in color

SKU: 36898

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