An Atlas of Rare and Familiar Colour

Harvard Art Museum / Forbes Pigment Collection


Atelier Editions, 2017. Softcover, 224pp., 7 x 9.25 inches


Monograph created in collaboration with the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums, the home to over 2500 of the world’s rarest pigments. This book explores the museum’s collection, examining collected pigments as well as their context and application. It additionally considers the larger study of chromatics, the historic relationship of art and science, and various innovations in color. 

Introduction by Straus Center director Dr. Narayan Khandekar and foreword by renowned British color theorist Victoria Finlay.