Nature'S Palette

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ITEM CODE: 27474
An inspiring reference book which presents a fully illustrated colour reference system with hundreds of botanical, zoological, mineral and ornithological studies to show the colour...
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An inspiring reference book which presents a fully illustrated colour reference system with hundreds of botanical, zoological, mineral and ornithological studies to show the colours. Designed to classify the colours of the natural world, ‘Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours’ was published in 1814 and then expanded in 1821; the obsession of German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749-1817) and Scottish artist Patrick Syme (1774-1845) it was a nomenclature valued by botanists, zoologists and other scientists of the natural world as they recorded species. The 110 colours identified are now illustrated in this lavish edition with exquisite 19th and early 20th century prints to show the minerals, animals and plants which are used to reference the exact shade or colour tone. Discover Siskin Green, Berlin Blue (associated with the colour of a Jay’s feathers), Auricula Purple, Porcelain Jasper and page-after-page of illustrations from the natural world. Long loved by artists, the addition of illustrations brings alive the colours while an expert text explores the history of the work. A visual feast to delight art and nature lovers alike.
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Hardback
27 x 21cm
290 pages
With 1,000 colour illustrations
FSC accredited paper
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