Color Scheme

Color Scheme

An Irreverent History of Art and Pop Culture in Color Palettes

Edith Young


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Change the way you see color forever in this dazzling collection of color palettes spanning across art history and pop culture, and told in writer and photographer Edith Young's accessible, inviting style.

From the shades of pink in the blush of Madame de Pompadour's cheeks to Prince's concert costumes, Color Scheme decodes the often overlooked color concepts that can be found in art history and visual culture. Edith Young's forty color palettes and accompanying essays reveal the systems of color that underpin everything we see, allowing original and at times, even humorous, themes to emerge. Color Scheme is the perfect book for anyone interested in learning more about, or rethinking, how we see the world around us.


Edith Young:
Edith Young is a writer, designer, and photographer who lives in New York City. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and Color Scheme is her first book.