fbpx

LIMOND

THE BOOK OF COLOUR CONCEPTS

185,00 

1 disponibili

A KALEIDOSCOPE TROUGH TIME. The human History of Color, in two sweeping Volumes

 

The earliest forms of human creativity – in carvings, markings, and cave paintings – bear witness to humanity’s engagement with color. Almost as old as these examples is the desire to assign structure, order, and meaning to this universal yet elusive concept, and it is this fascination that unites the works compiled in this expansive edition.

Gathering over 65 rare books and manuscripts from a wealth of institutions, including the most distinguished color collections worldwide, The Book of Colour Concepts takes the reader on a chromatic odyssey across four centuries and over 1,000 images of luscious wheels and globes, painstakingly collated charts, and meticulous diagrams, many of them newly photographed exclusively for this edition. Some of these concepts provide exhaustive taxonomies of color, while others reflect upon the relationship of color and music, or the affinities between color and human emotions.

Seminal works of color theory, such as Isaac Newton’s Opticks and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s hugely significant Zur Farbenlehre, are shown alongside rare and unfamiliar contributions, including the theosophical color systems of Charles Webster Leadbeater and Annie Besant, the comprehensive color ‘dictionary’ of Aloys John Maerz and Morris Rea Paul, and the patchwork combinations of the Japanese costume designer and artist Sanzō Wada.

The two volumes also bring many intriguing and often overlooked works by women into the spotlight, including the radically inventive color “blots” of the English flower painter Mary Gartsideand a botanical notebook by the pionieering spiritualist Hilma af Klint.

The color systems that make up this edition are contextualized by introductory essays from editor Alexandra Loske and co-author Sarah Lowengard, while authoritative texts from the editor on the works reproduced set out each concept in further detail. Illuminating the history of color in all its shapes and forms, The Book of Colour Concepts offers a chromatic chronology unparalleled in scope.

Alexandra Loske is a British-German art historian, writer, and museum curator, with a particular interest in the role of women in the history of colour. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Sussex, and is currently Curator of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. Loske has lectured and been published widely on colour and other topics, and has curated a number of exhibitions, including “Regency Colour and Beyond, 1785–1845” at the Royal Pavilion in 2014. Sarah Lowengard (Contribution by) is a historian of technology and science who writes about practical and philosophical engagements with colour. A practicing art conservator for more than 40 years and an artisan colour-maker for even longer, Lowengard is a member of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union in New York City, and maintains affiliation with several technical art history and analytical art organizations in the United States and abroad.

THE BOOK OF COLOUR CONCEPTS

185,00 

1 disponibili

A KALEIDOSCOPE TROUGH TIME. The human History of Color, in two sweeping Volumes

 

The earliest forms of human creativity – in carvings, markings, and cave paintings – bear witness to humanity’s engagement with color. Almost as old as these examples is the desire to assign structure, order, and meaning to this universal yet elusive concept, and it is this fascination that unites the works compiled in this expansive edition.

Gathering over 65 rare books and manuscripts from a wealth of institutions, including the most distinguished color collections worldwide, The Book of Colour Concepts takes the reader on a chromatic odyssey across four centuries and over 1,000 images of luscious wheels and globes, painstakingly collated charts, and meticulous diagrams, many of them newly photographed exclusively for this edition. Some of these concepts provide exhaustive taxonomies of color, while others reflect upon the relationship of color and music, or the affinities between color and human emotions.

Seminal works of color theory, such as Isaac Newton’s Opticks and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s hugely significant Zur Farbenlehre, are shown alongside rare and unfamiliar contributions, including the theosophical color systems of Charles Webster Leadbeater and Annie Besant, the comprehensive color ‘dictionary’ of Aloys John Maerz and Morris Rea Paul, and the patchwork combinations of the Japanese costume designer and artist Sanzō Wada.

The two volumes also bring many intriguing and often overlooked works by women into the spotlight, including the radically inventive color “blots” of the English flower painter Mary Gartsideand a botanical notebook by the pionieering spiritualist Hilma af Klint.

The color systems that make up this edition are contextualized by introductory essays from editor Alexandra Loske and co-author Sarah Lowengard, while authoritative texts from the editor on the works reproduced set out each concept in further detail. Illuminating the history of color in all its shapes and forms, The Book of Colour Concepts offers a chromatic chronology unparalleled in scope.

Alexandra Loske is a British-German art historian, writer, and museum curator, with a particular interest in the role of women in the history of colour. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Sussex, and is currently Curator of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. Loske has lectured and been published widely on colour and other topics, and has curated a number of exhibitions, including “Regency Colour and Beyond, 1785–1845” at the Royal Pavilion in 2014. Sarah Lowengard (Contribution by) is a historian of technology and science who writes about practical and philosophical engagements with colour. A practicing art conservator for more than 40 years and an artisan colour-maker for even longer, Lowengard is a member of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union in New York City, and maintains affiliation with several technical art history and analytical art organizations in the United States and abroad.

FAQ

Leggi le domande frequenti per avere maggiori informazioni sui metodi di pagamento, la spedizione e molto altro

Per acquistare uno o più libri è sufficiente compilare l’apposito modulo al quale si accede dalla scheda di ciascun libro.

Qualora i volumi ordinati non siano tutti immediatamente disponibili, il nostro staff si riserva di contattarti via mail per concordare le modalità di spedizione (A: invio immediato dei volumi presenti a magazzino e successivo invio di quelli mancanti – B. invio unico dopo il ricevimento da parte nostra dei volumi mancanti).

N.B. la fattura deve essere esplicitamente richiesta al momento dell’ordine, comunicando la ragione sociale completa di partita IVA e/o Codice Fiscale e Codice SDI.

Ai sensi dell’Art.5 del relativo Decreto, l’acquirente ha il diritto di recedere dal contratto e restituire i volumi ordinati entro 10 giorni lavorativi, purchè nel medesimo stato in cui li ha ricevuti. Il diritto di recesso dovrà essere esercitato mediante invio di lettera raccomandata A.R. a: LIMOND S.a.s. – via Arnolfo di Cambio 24/A – 37138 Verona (VR) – entro il termine di 10 (dieci) giorni lavorativi dal ricevimento dei volumi.

Tutti i resi dovranno essere autorizzati da Limond S.a.s (tel. +393472455641) con l’assegnazione di un numero di autorizzazione alla resa. Le spese di spedizione saranno interamente a carico del cliente e non si accetteranno pacchi in contrassegno.

Al ricevimento dei volumi, e verificata la loro integrità, Limond S.a.s. provvederà, entro 10 (dieci) giorni, ad accreditare il cliente del valore dei volumi restituiti.

La tempestività nell’evasione dell’ordine è determinata dalla disponibilità della merce ordinata. In caso di immediata disponibilità l’ordine verrà evaso entro 2 giorni lavorativi. Qualora uno o più libri non dovessero essere presenti a magazzino possono essere ordinati su richiesta; il nostro staff informerà il cliente, via mail, circa i tempi necessari per l’evasione dell’ordine.

Pagamento tramite bonifico bancario anticipato alle coordinate comunicate in fase di check-out

I costi di invio (che comprendono imballo e spedizione) per libri e riviste in ITALIA sono i seguenti:

Servizio postale: 3-5 gg (per merce immediatamente disponibile presso il nostro magazzino)

  • Spedizioni per acquisti fino a 62,00€: €5,50
  • Spedizioni per acquisti fino a 120,00€: €9,50
  • Spedizioni per acquisti superiori a 120,00€: Gratuite

Per una quotazione dei costi di invio in EUROPA o per spedizioni internazionali vengono richiesti i seguenti dati:

  • Nome/Cognome
  • Indirizzo (comprensivo di Codice postale)
  • Mail
  • Telefono (meglio se Cellulare)

 

Alla conferma di accettazione, verranno comunicate coordinate bancarie/account PayPal da utilizzare per il pagamento. Un Una volta ricevuto, verrà evasa la spedizione inoltrando notifica e tracciabiltà.