Blue, The History of a Color

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These days we see blue as a color relating to trust, sincerity, peace, tranquility (sometimes), and a few other ‘color-psychology’ and associative qualities.

BLUE: The History of a Color by Michel Pastoureau

Looking into the history of any color is fascinating, and in BLUE, Michel Pastoureau has created a beautiful book that is rewarding for it’s own aesthetic qualities, both visual and functional (yes, the binding is really stitched and the book lays open at any page!).

As for content, the color illustrations taken from a variety of historic documents serve to make the educational text entertaining as well as informative.

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