Avant Propos by Josef & Anni Albers * An Introduction to Historical Colour * PART I. Interiors & The Use of Colour 1650-1799: i) The House Painter & the Colourman; ii) Traditional Pigments; iii) Traditional Paints; iv) Traditional Brushes * PART II. Interiors & The Use of Colour 1800-1899: i) Colour Systems & Standards; ii) Industrialization of Paints and Pigments * PART III. The Standardization of Colour 1900-1959: i) Colour Standards 1900-1939; ii) The 1930s Colour Palette; iii) Colour Standards 1938-1959; iv) The 1950s Colour Palette
The definitive book on the use of paint and colour in interior decoration from the 1660s to the 1960s
Historian of architectural paint and colour Patrick Baty works as a consultant in the decoration of historic buildings and is proprietor of `Papers and Paints' in London. He has been employed by Dulux and Little Greene to develop ranges of traditional paint colours for English Heritage, and he regularly lectures on the subject of paint and paint colour in 18th- and 19th-century interiors.
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