07 Wednesday 07th May 2014
Put together in 1692, this book by relatively unknown artist A. Boogert featured beautiful watercolours and thoughts on how best to mix them. As the folks at This Is Colossal have noted, the 800 page book, catchily named Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau, ‘was probably the most comprehensive guide to paint and colour of its time’. It can essentially be viewed as tease for the subsequent release of the slightly more influential modern version, The Pantone Color Guide, which was published 271 years later.
Via This Is Colossal
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