Color Charts: A History

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A beautifully illustrated history of the many inventive, poetic, and alluring ways in which colour swatches have been selected and staged. The need to categorise and communicate colour has mobilised practitioners and scholars for centuries. Colour Charts describes the many different methods and ingenious devices developed since the fifteenth century by doctors, naturalists, dyers, and painters to catalog fragments of colours. With the advent of industrial society, manufacturers and merchants developed some of the most beautiful and varied tools ever designed to present all the available colours. Thanks to them, society has discovered the abundance of colour embodied in a… Read more