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An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour

The Harvard Art Museums' Forbes Pigment Collection

Foreword by Victoria Finlay. Introduction by Narayan Khandekar. Text by Kingston Trinder. Contributions by Pascale Georgiev.

Featured image, "Byaku Gunjo (189 grs), <I>Straus. 1800</I>, is reproduced from 'An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour.'

The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums encompasses over 2,500 of the world’s rarest pigments. Museum director Edward Forbes started the collection at the turn of the 20th century, in order to preserve the early Italian paintings he had begun to collect. Over the years, the collection grew into a huge apothecary of bottles and beakers, as other art lovers and color experts donated their own pigments. Today the collection continues to grow, and regularly helps experts across the world to research and authenticate paintings.

Visually excavating the museums’ extraordinary collection, An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour examines the contained pigments and artefacts—their provenance, composition, symbology and application. It also explores the larger related fields of chromatics, the historical narratives of art and chemistry, and the innovations with which we have sought to better illustrate our aesthetic and expressive compulsions.

The book includes a foreword by renowned British color author Victoria Finlay.

”An encyclopedic photobook of poised still lifes, where each phial, herb and pigment-filled container becomes a character, narrating the fascinating history of color.” –Wallpaper


Featured image, "Byaku Gunjo (189 grs), Straus. 1800, is reproduced from 'An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

AnOther

[An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour] delves into the symbolism of colours to better explain humanity’s aesthetic and expressive compulsions.

Hyperallergic

Renée Reizman

This book highlights pieces from the collection of rare pigments preserved...While popular in their day, some pigments could never pass FDA regulations in the present; bright yellows contained monkey urine, and rich greens used for textile dyes pulled their color from poisonous arsenic.

An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour

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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: ART

Furla Series #01 Time After Time, Space After Space

FURLA SERIES #01 TIME AFTER TIME, SPACE AFTER SPACE

Introduction by Bruna Roccasalva. Text by Helga Christoffersen, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Hendrik Folkerts, Aram Moshayedi, Joanna Zielin?ska.

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788867493319
USD $32.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
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Impressionism Abroad: Boston And French Painting

IMPRESSIONISM ABROAD: BOSTON AND FRENCH PAINTING

Text by Erica Hirshler.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781903973776
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 9/1/2005
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Masters of Colour Derain to Kandinsky: Masterpieces from the Mrezbacher Collection

MASTERS OF COLOUR DERAIN TO KANDINSKY: MASTERPIECES FROM THE MREZBACHER COLLECTION

Preface by Stephanie Rachum.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780810966512
USD $49.95
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 9/11/2002
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Treasures from Budapest: European Masterpieces from Leonardo to Schiele

TREASURES FROM BUDAPEST: EUROPEAN MASTERPIECES FROM LEONARDO TO SCHIELE

Edited by David Ekserdjian.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781905711802
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 3/1/2011
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School Of Genius: A History Of The Royal Academy Of Arts

SCHOOL OF GENIUS: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

Text by James Fenton.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781903973202
USD $60.00
| CAN $95

Pub Date: 5/31/2006
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Pre-Raphaelite and Other Masters: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection

PRE-RAPHAELITE AND OTHER MASTERS: THE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER COLLECTION

Contributions by Robyn Asleson.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781903973394
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 11/4/2003
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Behind the Mirror: Aime Maeght and His Artists: Bonnard, Matisse, Miro, Calder, Giacometti, Braque

BEHIND THE MIRROR: AIME MAEGHT AND HIS ARTISTS: BONNARD, MATISSE, MIRO, CALDER, GIACOMETTI, BRAQUE

By Nicholas Watkins.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781905711383
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 10/1/2008
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Houghton Revisited: The Walpole Masterpieces from Catherine the Great's Hermitage

HOUGHTON REVISITED: THE WALPOLE MASTERPIECES FROM CATHERINE THE GREAT'S HERMITAGE

Contributions by Larissa Dukelskaya.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533501
USD $65.00
| CAN $75

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
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Masters Of Colour: Derain To Kandinsky; Masterpieces From The Merzbacher Collection.

MASTERS OF COLOUR: DERAIN TO KANDINSKY; MASTERPIECES FROM THE MERZBACHER COLLECTION.

Preface by Stephanie Rachum.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781903973141
USD $65.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 7/1/2002
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The New English: A History of the New English Art Club

THE NEW ENGLISH: A HISTORY OF THE NEW ENGLISH ART CLUB

Text by Kenneth McConkey.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781903973981
USD $75.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 11/1/2006
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USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery

USA TODAY: NEW AMERICAN ART FROM THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Text by Meghan Dailey.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781903973967
USD $55.00
| CAN $65

Pub Date: 2/1/2007
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


Asian Art

ASIAN ART

Text by William Southworth, Anna Slaczka, Jan van Campen, Menno Fitski, et al.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS/RIJKSMUSEUM

ISBN: 9789071450945
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
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