Collecting Colour

Narayan Khandekar

Publisher Artez Press

ISBN 9789491444487

Idea Code 17158

In this book Narayan Khandekar, director of the Straus Center, takes us on a tour of the amazing universe of the Forbes Pigment Collection, which at present is kept in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard University. This collection contains over three thousand natural and synthetic colouring agents. Khandekar shows the origins of the pigments and their cultural uses. At the same time, he demonstrates that pigments are essential building blocks of the unique nature of a work of art. Explore the unique collection through the essay and the many images in this book. Printed with high pigment ink.

136 p, ills colour, 10 x 13 cm, pb, English


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