The Anatomy of Color

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Discover the history of paint and color in interior design in The Anatomy of Color. From international paint expert, consultant and historian Patrick Baty, this definitive guide traces three centuries’ worth of color trends, starting with the earth-based pigments of the 1660s and working all the way up to the popular palettes of the 1960s. It also offers a fascinating look at the evolution of color systems, theories and standards and how they made their way into each era’s interiors. Alongside this illuminating text you’ll find page after page of illustrations and swatches from Baty’s own unrivaled archives, as well as specially commissioned photographs from rare color reference books and reproductions of interiors from home décor books dating from every era. A comprehensive look at the decorating world and its constantly changing trends, this book is a must-have for restorers, renovators and design-fanatics alike.


•8.5"W x 1.25"D x 10.75"H
•by Patrick Baty
•352 pages
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