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When is a blue dress not blue but navy, indigo, denim, or lapiz lazuli? With this fascinating and informative book in hand, 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. The book also offers inspiration and guidance to painters and illustrators.
This unique, cleverly designed, high quality book offers a wealth of surprises about the colours around us. Hardcover with jacket, 280 pages, 266 colour illustrations.
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