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Spectrum: Heritage Patterns and Colours (hardback)

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This simply structured and highly original book analyses the palettes that have been used by designers in the creation of furnishing fabrics and wallpapers from the 15th century to the present. The colours used in each pattern are presented in a simple proportional grid, giving a clear understanding of hues that have been expertly combined at different periods to create the designs we continue to admire and emulate. 
 
Spectrum opens with a brief introduction by interior design expert Ros Byam Shaw, exploring the history of colour as used in interiors. The fabrics and wallpapers that follow are arranged chronologically. Each is reproduced on its own double-page spread, and is accompanied by a brief narrative-style caption that provides information about each fabric or wallpaper and its significance in the context of interior design. Unique in such a book are the colour grids shown beside each pattern, in which the colours in the original piece are shown in proportion to their use, and with their CMYK references to enable designers to replicate these colours in their own work. 
 

A great decorating source for understanding the history of colour.
(ELLE Decoration)


True fabric devotees will devour this book with relish. 

(English Home)

 

This valuable sourcebook is a fascinating visual history of colour.

(House & Garden)

 

Do you have a passion for pattern? If so you'll love Spectrum...

(Period Living)

 

Juanita Coulson says: "An essential reference and inspiration for designers, a well as a joy for the general reader".

(The Lady)

 

Catriona Gray says: "A fascinating insight into what makes a compelling design..."

(Town & Country)

Author/Artist/Designer

Ros Byam Shaw

Pages

256

Dimensions

19.56cm x 2.79cm x 24.89cm

ISBN

9780500480267

Product code

155227

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