Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty, and Joy of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Violet
In this beautiful and thorough investigation, The Secret Language of Color celebrates and illuminates the countless ways in which color colors our world.
Why is the sky blue, the grass green, a rose red? Most of us have no idea how to answer these questions, nor are we aware that color pervades nearly all aspects of life, from the subatomic realm and the natural world to human culture and psychology.
Organized into chapters that begin with a fascinating explanation of the physics and chemistry of color, The Secret Language of Color travels from outer space to Earth, from plants to animals to humans. In these chapters we learn about how and why we see color, the nature of rainbows, animals with color vision far superior and far inferior to our own, how our language influences the colors we see, and much more. Between these chapters, authors Joann Eckstut and Ariele Eckstut turn their attention to the individual hues of the visible spectrum--red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet--presenting each in fascinating, in-depth detail.
Including hundreds of stunning photographs and dozens of informative, often entertaining graphics, every page is a breathtaking demonstration of color and its role in the world around us. WhetherÊ you see red, are a shrinking violet, or talk a blue streak, this is the perfect book for anyone interested in the history, science, culture, and beatuty of color in the natural and man-made world.
Joann Eckstut is a leading colour consultant who is one of twelve designers chosen by the Color Association of the United States to create the yearly interior/Environmental forecast that is bought by major industries to keep up with colour trends. She consults with a wide range of professionals including architects, developers and manufacturers of name brands. She is founder of The Roomworks, a prominent NYC interior design firm Arielle Eckstut is agent at large at Levine-Greenberg Literary Agency. She is co-author of seven books, including most recently The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published. She is co-founder of The Book Doctors with her husband David Henry Sterry, a company dedicated to helping writers successfully publish their books. She is also co-founder of the iconic company, LittleMissMatched, which has become a national brand with stores all over the United States including Disneyland, Disney World and Fifth Avenue in New York City