Colorama: From Fuchsia to Midnight Blue

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Colorama: From Fuchsia to Midnight Blue

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 CRUSCHIFORM is a Paris-based creative studio that specializes in illustration and graphic design. It was founded in 2007 by Marie-Laure Cruschi.

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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, young readers will be able to identify the colors that speak to them--and understand the reason there are so many subtle differences between shades.

What is the color white? The serenity of a snowfall? The peace of a dove? The purity of alabaster? This original and captivating exploration of color 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 color faces a charming explanatory illustration and text of technical, scientific, historic, etymological, or linguistic terms. Two helpful indices present the colors in the order in which they appear in the book and also sorts them thematically in categories such as "Birds," "Cloth," "Modes of Transport," and "Formulas." The book also offers inspiration and guidance to painters and illustrators. Young lovers of art can understand why artists chose a particular shade over another. As fun to peruse as it is informative, this unique, cleverly designed book offers a wealth of surprises about the colors around us.
  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Hardcover
  • 280 pages
  • 6 3/5" x 1 3/10" x 9"
  • Publisher: Prestel Junior, 2018
  • ISBN-10: 3791373285
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791373287
Editorial Reviews

"The book is quite frankly one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen. Providing viewers with access to 133 colors, Colorama shares not only color names but also beautiful illustrations, context about the names, and a full-page color swatch. It is truly a piece of artwork in and of itself." -Katie Reviews Books

"Colorama is beautifully executed, wonderfully informative, and just so much fun to flip through." -Word Spelunking

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