Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color

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Chronicle Books, Oct 19, 2011 - Art - 207 pages
Pantone, the worldwide color authority, invites you on a rich visual tour of 100 transformative years. From the Pale Gold (15-0927 TPX) and Almost Mauve (12-2103 TPX) of the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris to the Rust (18-1248 TPX) and Midnight Navy (19-4110 TPX) of the countdown to the Millennium, the 20th century brimmed with color. Longtime Pantone collaborators and color gurus Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker identify more than 200 touchstone works of art, products, d cor, and fashion, and carefully match them with 80 different official PANTONE color palettes to reveal the trends, radical shifts, and resurgences of various hues. This vibrant volume takes the social temperature of our recent history with the panache that is uniquely Pantone.
 

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Per-decade representative color palettes with engaging fashion, art, and cultural history. The political history asides lack nuance and are sometimes factually wrong. The graphic design is disappointingly mundane. Read full review

Contents

Changes and Challenges
Youthful Pastimes
World WarI
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Colors and Coordinates
Provence
Night Life
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Saturated 60s
Black Is Beautiful
Warhol

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About the author (2011)

Pantone, LLC is the world-renowned authority on color. Pantone's color systems - used in digital and print publishing, fashion, plastics, architecture, interiors, and paint - are the standard languages for accurate color communication.

Leatrice Eiseman is the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, a forecaster, consultant, author, and director of Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Keith Recker is a color trend consultant for Pantone, and editor and founder ofHAND/EYE magazine. He lives in Shelter Island, New York.

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