Nature's Palette A colour reference system from the natural world
This fully realized colour catalogue includes elegant contemporary illustrations of every animal, plant or mineral that Syme cited. Readers can see for themselves Tile Red in the Cock Bullfinch's breast, Shrubby Pimpernel and Porcelain Jasper; or admire the Berlin Blue that Syme identified on the wing feathers of a Jay, in the Hepatica flower and in Blue Sapphire. Displays of contemporary collector's cabinets of birds, butterflies, eggs, flowers and minerals are interspersed at intervals throughout the compendium, with individual specimens colour matched to colour swatches. Still a much-loved reference among artists, naturalists and everyone fascinated by colour today, Werner's Nomenclature of Colours finds its fullest expression in this beautiful and comprehensive colour reference system. The resulting resource proved invaluable not only to artists but also to zoologists, botanists, mineralogists and anatomists.
Author : Patrick Baty
Publisher : Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publish Date : Mar 2021
Pages : 290
Format : BB- Hardback
Dimensions : 21 x 27 cm