Waterstones Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color

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Description: Pantone, the worldwide color authority, invites you on a rich visual tour of 100 transformative years. In this visual feast for color nerds, hue gurus Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker identify the shades thatshaped our collective color palette. | ?? Fast Company From the Pale Gold (15-0927 TPX) and Almost Mauve (12-2103 TPX) of the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris to the Rust (18-1248 TPX) and Midnight Navy (19-4110 TPX) of the countdown to the Millennium,the 20th century brimmed with color. In this incredible and unique exploration of color, longtime Pantone collaborators and color gurus Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker identify more than 200 touchstone works of art, products, décor, andfashion, and carefully match them with 80 different official PANTONE color palettes to reveal the trends,radical shifts, and resurgences of various hues. A color theory book like no other, this vibrant volume takes the social temperature of our recent historywith the panache that is uniquely Pantone. STUNNING ART BOOK AND RESOURCE GUIDE: A treasure trove of inspiration and reference for artists,designers, stylists, and lovers of fashion design, modern architecture, contemporary art, furniture, andhome décor. HANDS-ON GUIDANCE FOR CREATIVES: As one reviewer notes, this is a coffee table-sized decade-by-decade guide to the colors of the 20th century, with Pantone color palette listings to enable you toreproduce them exactly right. COLOR MATTERS: Color as a form of communication is incredibly powerful. Its ability to influencethought, mood, and action is gaining newfound attention in the field of modern psychology and in ourcollective reach for bettering ourselves emotionally and spiritually. Perfect for:? Artists, graphic designers, fashion and décor designers, set decorators, and any professional whoincorporates color into their work? Library and museum curation? Homeowners looking for period design inspiration? Fans of cultural history, color exploration, and interior design? Readers of Architectural Digest, Dwell, Wallpaper, and The World of Interiors. Waterstones Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color - shop the best deal online on thebookbug.co.uk

 

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Author: Martin Turner

Rating: 5

Review: This is a coffee-table sized decade by decade guide to the colours of the 20th century, with Pantone colour palette listings to enable you to reproduce them exactly right. In anything short of a truly exhaustive encyclopaedia, the choice of what to include is always going to be subjective, and the colour quality of the images is going to be dependent on the press. This is why the colour matching palettes are so important: if you have Pantone swatches, you can match the period colours. Despite the format, this is not a coffee table reminiscence of the 20th century. Rather, it is a guide for designers wishing to quickly achieve a period feel. There are thousands of 20th century review books out there, plus a wealth of material in libraries. However, because colour reproduction was relatively flakey up until the 1960s, and not truly compelling until the late 1990s, most of what is in print is a poor guide to what the colours were. On the other hand, there are still lots of people who remember the decades from the 1930s onwards, plus many others who have seen carefully preserved paintings and artefacts in museums. It's therefore easy to get the colours almost-right, but very hard to get them exactly right. It's easy to underestimate the amount of work that has gone into this book, and the difficulty of the task. Leatrice Eiseman is one of the few experts I really trust on colour, and her other Pantone books are essential resources on my book-shelf. Eiseman and Recker went back to original paintings, textiles and other artefacts to get the colours exactly right. In doing so, they have had to balance shifts in colours and perceptions and choose—as much as they could—the moment at which a colour was defining. Inevitably—as they admit—there will be discrepancies, but the result is still going to be far better—and far more convenient—than trying to match a Pantone colour to an sRGB image on the internet, captured in who-knows-what conditions and scanned with possibly little understanding of colour workflow. There are eight palettes for each decade—again, a difficult choice, as the authors admit. However, for most people working with colour, this is enough to achieve a period feel without having to go down to the V&A museum with a set of swatches. This is an enjoyable book in its own right, though nothing remarkable or hard to come by—except for the colour matching work, which puts it in the category of designers' 'must-haves'.

 

Author: Erin

Rating: 2

Review: Book scratched on the front which isn’t ideal when it’s for a coffee table. Wouldn’t reorder

 

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