BOOK WEEK: PANTONE: The 20th Century in Color

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PANTONE: The 20th Century in Color 
By Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker
Chronicle Books 2011 

That cool website Brain Pickings doesn’t just think Pantone: The 20th Century in Color is a good book. They think it’s one of the best this year. We’d tend to agree. Some exerpts from the article written by Maria Popova:

“The twentieth century brimmed with color, from the Almost Mauve (PANTONE 18-1248) of the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris to the Midnight Navy (PANTONE 19-4110) of the countdown to the Millennium, framing the visual language of our era through this most fundamental of alphabets.”

“In PANTONE: The Twentieth Century in Color, longtime PANTONE scholars Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker explore 100 years of the evolution of color’s sociocultural footprint through over 200 works of art, advertisements, industrial design products, fashion trends, and other aesthetic ephemera, thoughtfully examined in the context of their respective epoch.”

Remember: comment on this post (leave a way we can get in touch with you) for a chance to win a copy of this book! Find all the info and rules of book week here

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  1. Katrina

    Dec 9, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    ooo, this would be so fun to look through!

  2. Liz

    Dec 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Last week, whilst searching for a laptop bag I came across this book and was amazed at the beautiful color schemes and photography. I would love to win this!

  3. sydney85

    Dec 9, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    This would make a stunning coffee table book.

  4. Spe La

    Dec 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I just read about this book recently, and I think is a must have for those of us who use Pantone color guides as a bible in everyday lives ;)

  5. Minna

    Dec 9, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I can think of at least two people in my life who would plotz over this book. Beautiful and useful.

  6. susana contreras

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:31 am

    When I was a little girl, I remember myself starring at color palettes. Now in my home I have a wall that looks almost like the cover of this book! Colors just make my brain go faster!!

  7. Mark

    Dec 10, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I hear the color of 2012 is Tangerine Tango. Finally my love for the orange hues will help me be fashionable! This looks like the perfect companion for any (aspiring) artist or designer or even color enthusiast.

  8. felix

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:55 am

    color is life! I read a lot about this nice book recently and it would be very nice to to see the rest of it!

  9. Sesi

    Dec 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Looks like a nice book :)

  10. Lara

    Dec 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Love this!

  11. Nina

    Dec 11, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Amazing book! I will have to buy one over this side of the world !

  12. shuzluva

    Dec 11, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Inspiration and fun all wrapped up in one gorgeous package…this is the book I’d love to win!

  13. Carl

    Dec 12, 2011 at 12:18 am

    this is great… with chocolate.

  14. Vincent

    Dec 12, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Cool the social experssion of time through color.