Living Colors: The Definitive Guide to Color Palettes Through the Ages
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This is an excellent book if you want to compare and analyze the basic color palettes used by various art movements and at different times in history. The unique double spiral bound book allows you to look at color illustrations and flip the palettes independently so you to compare and contrast palettes and artwork. I think this would be useful for artists and designers of all sorts including theatre designers.
Living Colors has proven to be a perennially popular guide to color for designers, artists, and color enthusiasts. Now reissued with a striking new cover, this indispensable double spiral-bound volume displays 80 classic color schemes from art and design history. From architecture and apparel to paintings and pottery, Living Colors draws on exemplary work in a variety of media and across a range of historical periods. Each scheme is individually presented, profiled, and illustrated in a handy gatefold format with representative four-color images and accurate color-bar reference for matching against the project at hand. From the dominant reds of ancient Egyptian ochers to the psychedelic palettes of the sixties, Living Colors will inspire professionals and laypeople alike in choosing colors for a multitude of uses.