Category: color (page 1 of 2)

the beauty of color

^ the beauty of color in art and in everyday life, 1921

spectrum III: blues

> flickr

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day/night

DAY

NIGHT

the hedonist

^ Color: A Survey in Words and Pictures by Faber Birren. (1966)

> thanks to ordet

goethe’s color wheel

Goethe,_Farbenkreis_zur_Symbolisierung_des_menschlichen_Geistes-_und_Seelenlebens,_1809

> via

spectrum II: reds

reds

grid

feast below or see flickr set instead

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spectrum I: brown slowly

browning

browns

browning…

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plastic love (II)

celluloid boxes

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collection: carolle thibaut pomerantz

elephant 6

Olivia_Tremor_Control_-_Black_Foliage

Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One (Flydaddy; double LP/CD; 1999)

train sequence, daisies

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> animated gif

sedmikrásky (“daisies”), vera chytilova, 1966

historical palettes

sampling

from a feature on historical color guide: primitive to modern times (1938):

the historical color guide: primitive to modern times is an intriguing little book written by elizabeth burris-meyer, described on the book’s title page as the “dean of the school for fashion careers.” published in 1938, the book presents thirty different color schemes for use by designers, from interior decorators to dress-makers. burris-meyer proposes her schemes as psychological portraits of a time or place, from the complex tones favored in prosperous times to the brilliant purity of more “primitive” impulses.

the palettes are each presented as the distilled essence of either the work of a painter, a culture, or an historical epoch. one is at first charmed by the seemed naivete of the ambition, but then completely seduced by burris-meyer’s clever mixture of intense hues and gently muted tones. part of the book’s appeal is the startling intensity of the color chips, actual samples of painted paper that have been pasted into the book by hand…

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fft intersensory pun

grey poupon

“grey poupon”

colourlovers

sci-fi friday: lost arts

scifi_leaf

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various science fiction paperback covers, 1950-1977:

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five_odd1

city_under_the_sea1

conquest_of_earth1

eight_keys_to_eden1

furry_out_of_time1

future_now1

i_the_machine1

lords-of-the-starship1

i_will_fear_no_evil1

null_a1

lukan_war1

perry-rhodan1_enterprise stardust1

man_of_double_deed1

pyramids_from_space1

mind_brothers1

rogue_moon21 rogue_moon1

recalled_to_life1

time_masters1

second_foundation1

tongues_of_the_moon1

transit1

waldo_genius_in_orbit1

times_without_number1

> this set is on flickr

see also:

+ top pre-golden age sci-fi book covers… pretty rad.

+ gradient collage of sci-fi magazine covers organized by chronology and hue

cover me

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a sampling of discarded dust jackets
from the library dumpster

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india

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front_view_of_human_anatomy_tg51

^ front view of human anatomy

human_embryology_tf91

^ human embryology

materia_medica_of_animal_mineral_and_vegetable_tf92

^ materia medica of animal, mineral and vegetable origin

materia_medica_of_vegetable_origin_tk79

^ materia medica of vegetable origin

medical_instruments_tf39

^ medical instruments

^ exotic india art dot com

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