Friday, January 13, 2012

Pantone: 20th Century in Color

I found this interesting and newly published book on Pantone Colors of the 20th Century by two very accomplished color trend experts; Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker. I did a poor job compositing images together to show how they break down each decade by color palette, but hopefully you get the idea on what the book is. I must confide that this is probably my least favorite collection of images from all my art book reviews that I have ever put together- but this book is one of my favorites for 2011. Dont let my poor designing throw you off!!
Theres some text preceding each section in the book that verbally breaks down the "feeling" of the color world during each of those particular decades that I found really interesting and informative. Brief sections of well thought, concise writing, something I really appreciate in any of my art books.
I would say check this book out at your local bookshop first before blindly buying it to see if it resonates with you- it really resonated with me and I use it a lot to guide my color palettes when Im trying to depict a particular time in the 20th century.

Pantone: The 20th Century in Color
Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker
Chronicle books
207 pages HC
ISBN 978-0-8118-7756-5

Available for $26 on Amazon !