Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color

Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color

by Leatrice Eiseman, Keith Recker


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Pantone, the worldwide color authority, invites you on a rich visual tour of 100 transformative years. From the Pale Gold (15-0927 TPX) and Almost Mauve (12-2103 TPX) of the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris to the Rust (18-1248 TPX) and Midnight Navy (19-4110 TPX) of the countdown to the Millennium, the 20th century brimmed with color. Longtime Pantone collaborators and color gurus Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker identify more than 200 touchstone works of art, products, d cor, and fashion, and carefully match them with 80 different official PANTONE color palettes to reveal the trends, radical shifts, and resurgences of various hues. This vibrant volume takes the social temperature of our recent history with the panache that is uniquely Pantone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811877565
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 10/19/2011
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 153,532
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Pantone, LLC is the world-renowned authority on color. Pantone's color systems - used in digital and print publishing, fashion, plastics, architecture, interiors, and paint - are the standard languages for accurate color communication.

Leatrice Eiseman is the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, a forecaster, consultant, author, and director of Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Keith Recker is a color trend consultant for Pantone, and editor and founder of HAND/EYE magazine. He lives in Shelter Island, New York.

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jmc75 More than 1 year ago
As an architect with tendencies toward the modern aesthetic I have been trained to view color as a strange world inhabited by interior and graphic designers. I've been on a hunt for a good compendium to help my occasional forays outside the world of black and white. Most of the literature I came across was geared towards marketing and graphic design. I took pleasure in the emotional and cultural context that this book gives to color. I saw this book at Chronicle books for $40 and have kept it on my wish list. When I was next in B+N I was disappointed that it wasn't in stock but pleased that I could pay for it in store and have it delivered to me for only $27. Made it worth the 3-4 day wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a pleasure to behold, very well researched, and highly entertaining. I love to look at the palettes and the photographs. After a long week of work, sitting with this book is like a trip to a museum, a nice dream, or a trip in time (with my feet up, besides) :) :) :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Color is an exciting subject, so I splurged on this handcover collection on the strength of the Pantone name. It is beautiful enough, and I will get pleasure from returning to look at the book, but I was disappointed. Pictures have been chosen to represent certain periods of the 20th century, and then color palettes are set up on the right hand of the double spread to embody the ethos of that moment. It should be great. The pictures chosen to represent the moments, however, seem underwhelming somehow, and the palettes, to my admittedly untrained eye, are just off. I cannot say just why this is. The colors as grouped do not especially evoke for me the period named, and could be interchangeable.