Friday, March 16, 2007
The day after the Academy Awards I ranted about Nicole Kidman's choice of a fire engine red dress for the ceremony. The color definitely did not suit her. I promised, at that time, to update our copies of the two classic books on color, Color Me Beautiful, and Alive with Color. Those books are now history! We've gotten two new titles and they're ready to go!
Eiseman, Leatrice. More Alive with Color: Personal Colors, Personal Style. [646.34 EIS]
Henderson, Vernonique. Color Me Confident: Change Your Look, Change Your Life! [646.7042 HEN]
Making use of the right colors works in other endeavors, too:
Callery, Emma. 1001 Ideas for Color and Paint. [747.9 CAL]
Lambert, Patricia. Controlling Color: A Practical Introduction for Designers and Artists. [701 LAM]
Pyle, Kathleen. Garden Color. [635.968 PYL]
Seely, Ann. Color Magic for Quilters: Absolutely the Easiest, Most Successful Method for Choosing Colors and Fabrics to Create Quilts You'll Love. [743.46 SEE].
One book that I absolutely love, love, love, is a children's book by Ariane Dewey called Naming Colors [535.6 DEW]. An author's note states, "Color is my passion. I became fascinated with how we describe the multitude of colors we see." My favorite part of the book is the index! The color names are accompanied by a stroke of color. It's a great way of putting a name to a color you might have been uncertain about, for instance, periwinkle blue.
Have colorful weekend!
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 2:51 PM