Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color
Pantone, the worldwide color authority, invites you on a rich visual tour of 100 transformative years.
"In this visual feast for color nerds, hue gurus Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker identify the shades that shaped our collective color palette."—Fast Company
From the Pale Gold (15-0927 TPX) and Almost Mauve (12-2103 TPX) of the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris to the Rust (18-1248 TPX) and Midnight Navy (19-4110 TPX) of the countdown to the Millennium, the 20th century brimmed with color.
In this incredible and unique exploration of color, longtime Pantone collaborators and color gurus Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker identify more than 200 touchstone works of art, products, décor, and fashion, and carefully match them with 80 different official PANTONE color palettes to reveal the trends, radical shifts, and resurgences of various hues.
A color theory book like no other, this vibrant volume takes the social temperature of our recent history with the panache that is uniquely Pantone.
STUNNING ART BOOK AND RESOURCE GUIDE: A treasure trove of inspiration and reference for artists, designers, stylists, and lovers of fashion design, modern architecture, contemporary art, furniture, and home décor.
HANDS-ON GUIDANCE FOR CREATIVES: As one reviewer notes, "this is a coffee table–sized decade-by-decade guide to the colors of the 20th century, with Pantone color palette listings to enable you to reproduce them exactly right."
COLOR MATTERS: Color as a form of communication is incredibly powerful. Its ability to influence thought, mood, and action is gaining newfound attention in the field of modern psychology and in our collective reach for bettering ourselves emotionally and spiritually.
- Artists, graphic designers, fashion and décor designers, set decorators, and any professional who incorporates color into their work
- Library and museum curation
- Homeowners looking for period design inspiration
- Fans of cultural history, color exploration, and interior design
- Readers of Architectural Digest, Dwell, Wallpaper, and The World of Interiors
Leatrice Eiseman is the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, a forecaster, consultant, author, and director of Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Keith Recker is a color trend consultant for Pantone, and editor and founder of HAND/EYE magazine. He lives in Shelter Island, New York.