Color Scheme

Color Scheme : An Irreverent History of Art and Pop Culture in Color Palettes

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Color Scheme explores an alternative way of seeing through gridded systems of colors, or palettes," to take readers on a visual journey through art history and pop culture.

From the various shades of pink used by artists to describe the blush of Madame de Pompadour's cheeks to Helen Frankenthaler's orange color fields to Prince's concert costumes, Color Scheme is a collection of Young's palettes that reveal new ways of thinking about larger arcs in visual culture. Pinpointing revealing and humorous themes throughout artists' careers or periods of time, this book would be an excellent gift for yourself, your aesthetically-minded friend, or anyone who loves a good color scheme."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 178 x 241 x 14.48mm | 562.45g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1616899921
  • 9781616899929
  • 395,007

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"For all the books college students have to read for class, it's nice to have some decor books laying around that look nice and serve as a fun set of pages to flip through....For an artsy student, Color Scheme: An Irreverent History of Art and Pop Culture in Color Palettes is a great addition."- Insider
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About Edith Young

Edith Young is a writer, photographer and designer based in New York, NY. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Photography. She previously worked as the senior photo editor and photographer at Man Repeller, and now works on projects with a broad spectrum of clients, like Google, Rachel Antonoff, Outdoor Voices, and The Wing. Her art practice revolves around an ongoing project making art historical palettes, which have gained recognition in publications like Domino, It's Nice That, and The Art Gorgeous.
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