Why are pencils yellow and white goods white? Why is black the color of sadness? What do Queen Victoria's purple dress and Michelle Obama's yellow dress have in common? In Chromorama , renowned graphic designer Riccardo Falcinelli delves deep into the history of color to show how it has shaped the modern gaze.
With more than 400 illustrations and with examples that range widely across art and culture - from Gustave Flaubert's novels to The Simpsons, from Byzantine jewelry to fruit, from Mondrian to Hitchcock's thrillers - Falcinelli traces the evolution of our long relationship with color . And how first the industrial revolution and then the dawn of the internet age changed that forever.
Dimensions: H: 21.5 x W: 13.8 x D: 3.5 cm
Author: Riccardo Falcinelli, award-winning Italian designer and educator
Publisher: Penguin UK