A Dictionary of Colour
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|A Lexicon of the Language of Colour|
This dictionary is the first of its kind: a treasury of colour words and phrases, a comprehensive resource for exploring every aspect of colour and it many applications across the disciplines and through the ages.
Words are drawn from many different worlds including art, artists, craft and design, painting, printing and sculpture, the decorative arts, gems, fashion, textiles, cosmetics, physics, maths, astronomy, chemistry, dyes, colourants, paints, biology, geography, geology, minerals, history, art history, social history, religion, philosophy, heraldry, mythology and symbolism, languarge, linguistrics, grammar, slang, literature [inc. the Bible and Shakespeare], music, theatre, photography, television and film, psychology and human behaviour, education, politics, commerce, economics, finance, law, travel, war, vision and colour-blindness, medicine, drugs and colour therapy, food and drink, colour theory and many others.
· Appendix One: Dictionary of colour phrases
· Appendix Two: The colours [over 1000]
· Appendix Three: Adjectives of colour
Who should buy this book?
Writers, journalists, copywriters, graphic, textile and fashion designers, artists and illustrators, art students, art critics, decorators, architects, set designers, colourists and dye-makers, colour scientists, product designers, product originators and marketers, manufacturers of paints and wall-papers, language enthusiasts, word-lovers and dictionary collectors, general libraries and academic libraries relating to the above disciplines.
About the Author
Ian Paterson is a successful commercial lawyer and author; he has pursued a lifelong interest in dictionaries and colour in its various word forms and applications.
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