The Anatomy of Color

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The Anatomy of Color

This comprehensive illustrated history looks at the evolution of the pigments and paint colors used in interior decorating over a span of 300 years. Historian and paint expert Patrick Baty draws from his extensive specialist archive to chart everything from the creation of 17th-century earth pigment-based paints to the 20th-century color standards originally used to identify flowers.


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This comprehensive illustrated history looks at the evolution of the pigments and paint colors used in interior decorating over a span of 300 years. Historian and paint expert Patrick Baty draws from his extensive specialist archive to chart everything from the creation of 17th-century earth pigment-based paints to the 20th-century color standards originally used to identify flowers.

Story

This comprehensive illustrated history looks at the evolution of the pigments and paint colors used in interior decorating over a span of 300 years. Historian and paint expert Patrick Baty draws from his extensive archive to chart everything from the creation of 17th-century earth pigment-based paints to the 20th-century color standards originally used to identify flowers. Throughout the book, reproductions of interiors highlighting period trends and styles are accompanied by in-depth analysis. This work features 1100 illustrations, as well as specially commissioned photographs of pages from rare color reference books. The Anatomy of Color is certain to appeal to both amateur and professional restorers, renovators, enthusiastic decorators, and all those with an interest in interior decoration and design.

Specs
  • By Patrick Baty
  • Features 1100 images, 1000 in color
  • Comprehensive history of the use of color and paint in interior design from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries
Origin
  • Printed in the USA