Paint and Color in Decoration

Paint and Color in Decoration

by Farrow & Ball, Ivan Terestchenko, Tom Helme
     
 
Paint and Color in Decoration celebrates the work of some of the greatest names in interior design, from Robert Adam to David Hicks, and reveals the techniques and materials they pioneered. It is a fascinating history of 400 years of paint, color, and decorative style from Farrow & Ball, the world's leading manufacturer of traditional and modern fine paints.
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Paint and Color in Decoration celebrates the work of some of the greatest names in interior design, from Robert Adam to David Hicks, and reveals the techniques and materials they pioneered. It is a fascinating history of 400 years of paint, color, and decorative style from Farrow & Ball, the world's leading manufacturer of traditional and modern fine paints.
This volume explores the process of making fine paints and the varying effects produced by different formulations, finishes, and painting methods. Through a wealth of illustrations and in-depth analysis, the book demonstrates what we all instinctively know: color is an essential element in interior design and decoration. The colors have names almost as rich as the history of the houses they adorn, with Passage Yellow, Feasting Green, and Cook's Blue among a panoply of hues whose origins and adaptations for the home are described here in detail.
A source of inspiration for professional and amateur decorators and interior designers alike, Paint and Color in Decoration contains a wealth of ideas and practical information at a time when historic paints have never been more in fashion.

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Library Journal
Helme, a director of Farrow & Ball, a U.K. paint company, and architectural historian Friedman give a well-executed examination of the use of color and paint in interior decoration from the 17th century to the present. They cover the historic, socioeconomic, and artistic factors that influenced the use of a particular color in the home and review the architects, designers, and artists noted for their innovative use of color in domestic interiors. Most of the book focuses on in situ examples of paint finishes and color on walls and ceilings, divided by color into whites, reds, greens, yellows, and blues. A full-page photograph of the example is accompanied by an explanation of its importance. Recommended for academic and professional collections as well as those that feature historic preservation of houses. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847825936
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
02/21/2004
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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