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Colors of the World : A Geography Of Color - Dominique Lenclos

Colors of the World

A Geography Of Color

Paperback Published: 17th April 2004
ISBN: 9780393731477
Number Of Pages: 288

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Colors of the World presents a chromatic journey through the colors of vernacular architecture from the United States to the far corners of the globe. Based on the ?eography of color?analysis method, which Jean-Philippe and Dominique Lenclos have elaborated through years of travel and research, this book examine the palettes of diverse habitats to reveal how geology, climate, light, sociocultural behavior, and the traditions of local residents and construction techniques uniquely shape a landscape? architectural personality and chromatic character. Through the visual evidence of over six hundred radiant color photographs, supplemented by watercolor sketches and chromatic synthesis charts, the Lencloses explain their system and provide a pertinent and objective comparison of assorted chromatic microcosms worldwide, as well as a fascinating look at the infinite diversity with which color expresses itself. From the chromatic delicacy of bamboo roofs in Japan to the tangy-hued house facades created from mineral pigments in African soils, Colors of the World offers a visually alluring survey of the significant chromatic personalities within local geographies, histories, and traditions in countries around the world. An accurate reflection of the colors of the world, this panorama will help designers to decide the colors of tomorrow. Contents include: The Geography of Color: A Chromatic Itinerary * Colors and Symbols * Construction Materials * D?ors and Surfaces * Analysis of a Site: Viviers, France * Maps of the World * United States * Guatemala * Brazil * Russia * South Africa * Algeria * Morocco * Iran * Yemen * India * Japan

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"From a stunning emerald-green cottage in Ireland to mosaicked walls of thatched-roof huts in South Africa, this book is a serious source of color inspiration, no matter where on this planet you call home." -- Oregon Home "This book is a gorgeous design resource for any artist, with stunning photography and clear color analysis based on the writers travels." -- Fiberarts Magazine "Over 600 color photographs reveal striking colour patterns from Yemen to Guatemala." -- Noel Reid - Tyrone Times & Duncannon Gazette (UK) "The issues raised by this outstanding book are many, particularly for those interested in how architecture and landscape have come to terms with each other after many decades of brute opposition." -- Ken Worpole - Green Places (UK) "Glossy paperback with dynamic photographs displaying the brilliant diversity of...color." -- Lovin' Life After 50

Prefacep. 9
The Geography of Color: A Chromatic Itineraryp. 10
Colors and Symbolsp. 24
Construction Materialsp. 34
Decors and Surfacesp. 48
Analysis of a Site: Viviers, Francep. 58
Maps of the Worldp. 72
United Statesp. 74
Guatemalap. 100
Brazilp. 112
Russiap. 132
South Africap. 146
Algeriap. 176
Moroccop. 190
Iranp. 204
Yemenp. 218
Indiap. 240
Japanp. 264
Books, articles, and publications related to the work of Jean-Philippe Lenclosp. 284
Bibliographyp. 286
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ISBN: 9780393731477
ISBN-10: 0393731472
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 17th April 2004
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 23.3  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.22
Edition Number: 1

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