Cover, Photograph of Cover, image source: Publisher

Work Description

An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour; The Harvard Art Museums’ Forbes Pigment Collection, is a monograph produced in collaboration with the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums. The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums encompasses over 2500 of the world’s rarest pigments. Visually excavating the museums’ extraordinary collection, the monograph examines the contained pigments and artefacts; their providence, composition, symbology and application. Simultaneously, the publication also explores the larger related fields of chromatics, the historical narratives of art and chemistry, and the innovations our species’ have sought for millennia, to better illustrate our aesthetic and expressive compulsions. An introduction to the monograph is authored by Straus Center Director Dr. Narayan Khandekar, and accompanied with a foreword by renowned British colour scholar, Victoria Finlay.


Standard Edition Paperback, which accompanied the release of the Collectors Edition (hardcover with tape spine & ribbon, same interior pages)

Art Book

An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour

— The Harvard Art Museums' Forbes Pigment Collection

by Kingston Trinder

Release Place Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
Edition 1st original edition
Release Date January 2018
Designer: Capucine Labarthe
Photography: Pascale Georgiev
Printrun 1000
Availability Available
Subform Standard Edition
Topics Art History, Colour
Themes Colour Theory, Colour History
Methods Photography, Writing
References See Collecting Colour by Dr. Narayan Khandekar on ArtEZ Press
Format Softcover
Binding Smyth Sewn
Dimensions 9.3 × 7.0 × 1.0 inch
Individual Sections 13
Pages 224
Content Image Plates, Text
Color 5, cmyk+spot
Material uncoated paper
Technique Offset