An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour


Price:$38.00


Publisher Atelier Editions
Date 2018
Country Spain
Cover Paperback
Dimensions 7 x 9.25 inches, 224 pages
This monograph was produced in collaboration with the Straus Center for Conservation and the Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums. The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums encompasses over 2,500 of the world's rarest pigments. Visually excavating the museums' extraordinary collection, the monograph examines the contained pigments and artifacts; their providence, composition, symbology, and application. Simultaneously, the publication also explores the larger related fields of chromatics, the historical narratives of art and chemistry, and the innovations our species' have sought for millennia, to better illustrate our aesthetic and expressive compulsions.