Color in a New Light

Color in a New Light

From chemistry to couture, feathers to physics, color is a topic that links science, history, art and culture. This collection includes books featured in the exhibition "Color in a new Light" as well as rare and interesting titles from across the Libraries collections that reveal the many ways we use, understand, and see color.

Cover of "Ancient and modern colours from the earliest periods to the present time with their chemical and artistical properties"

Ancient and modern colours from the earliest periods to the present time

Linton, William
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman
1852
Cover of "Aniline colors on cotton yarn"

Aniline colors on cotton yarn

Badische Company (N.Y.); Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik
Badische Company
[19--]
Cover of "Atlas of the Munsell color system"

Atlas of the Munsell color system

Munsell, A. H.
Wadsworth, Howland & Co., inc., Printers
c1915
Cover of "Color problems"

Color problems

Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes
Longmans, Green
1903
Cover of "Colour decoration of architecture"

Colour decoration of architecture

Ward, James
Chapman and Hall, Ltd
1913
Cover of "Colour in woven design"

Colour in woven design

Beaumont, Roberts
Whittaker & Co
1890
Cover of "Concealing-coloration in the animal kingdom an exposition of the laws of disguise through color and pattern: being a summary of Abbott H."

Concealing-coloration in the animal kingdom

Thayer, Gerald Handerson; Thayer, Abbott Handerson
The Macmillan Co.
1909
Cover of "Costume Color Council presents costume color families for fall, 1950"

Costume Color Council presents costume color families for fall, 1950

Costume Color Council.; Dan River Mills Inc. John R. Evans & Co. Julius Kayser & Co. Stehli & Co., Inc. Worumbo Manufacturing Co. I.A. Wyner Co.
s.n.
1950
Cover of "De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs  et de l'assortiment des objets colorés, considéré d'après cette loi dans ses rapports avec la pein"

De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs atlas

Chevreul, M. E.; Kaeppelin et cie.,
chez Pitois-Levrault et cie. ...
1839
Cover of "Decorating note"

Decorating notes

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1931
Cover of "Description of decorative finishe"

Description of decorative finishes

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1935
Cover of "Die Farbenlehre im hinblick auf Kunst und Kunstgewerbe"

Die Farbenlehre im hinblick auf Kunst und Kunstgewerbe

Bezold, Wilhelm von
G. Westermann
1874
Cover of "Elementary color"

Elementary color

Bradley, Milton
Milton Bradley co
[c1895]
Cover of "Ensemble"

Ensemble v.2:no.3 (summer 2004)

Benjamin Moore & Co.
Benjamin Moore & Co.
summer 2004
Cover of "Field's chromatography a treatise on colours and pigments for the use of artists /"

Field's chromatography

Field, George; Taylor, J. Scott
Windsor and Newton
1885
Cover of "Garment dyeing and cleaning a practical book for practical men"

Garment dyeing and cleaning

Hurst, George H.
C. Griffin & Company, Limited
1901
Cover of "House built on sand"

House built on sand

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1935
Cover of "Impervo surface"

Impervo surfacer

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of "Industrial maintenance coatings  IronClad® quick dry industrial enamel, including OSHA colors & piping color marking codes"

Industrial maintenance coatings

Benjamin Moore & Co.,
Cover of "Interior and exterior decoratio"

Interior and exterior decoration

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of "Moor-O-Matic universal color system color as you like it"

Moor-O-Matic universal color system

Benjamin Moore & Co.
Benjamin Moore & Co.
196-?]
Cover of "Mooramel"

Mooramel

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of "Moore's cement coating"

Moore's cement coating

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of "Moore's pure linseed oil house pain"

Moore's pure linseed oil house paint

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of "Moore's superfine coach & auto colors  ground in Japan"

Moore's superfine coach & auto colors

Benjamin Moore & Co.
Manufactured by Benjamin Moore & Co.
[1926?]
Cover of "Moore's superfine coach and car colors  a line of colors of exceptional merit ground to the last degree of fineness : quick-drying, perfect flatting a"

Moore's superfine coach and car colors

Benjamin Moore & Co.
Manufactured by Benjamin & Moore Co.
[189-?]
Cover of "Muresco for wall and ceiling decoration  white and tints"

Muresco for wall and ceiling decoration

Benjamin Moore & Co.
Benjamin Moore & Co.
[1939?]
Cover of "Paint products of Benjamin Moore & Co"

Paint products of Benjamin Moore & Co

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of "Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London"

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London v. 16 1686-1687

Royal Society (Great Britain); Maty, Paul Henry Stuart, Alexander
Royal Society of London.
Cover of "Sani-flat, sanitary flat oil pain"

Sani-flat, sanitary flat oil paint

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of "Seeley Brothers  manufacturers of Averill paint, ready for use"

Seeley Brothers

Seeley Brothers (Firm); Alabastine Company. Sackett, Wilhelms & Betzig,
Seeley Bros.
[1886]
Cover of "Spectrum analysis  six lectures delivered in 1868 before the Society of Apothecaries of London"

Spectrum analysis

Roscoe, Henry E.; Schuster, Arthur, Sir
Macmillan and Co.
1885
Cover of "The grammar of painting and engraving;"

The grammar of painting and engraving

Blanc, Charles; Doggett, Kate (Newell)
Hurd and Houghton
1874
Cover of "The mastery of color : A simple and perfect color system, based upon the spectral colors, for educational purposes and practical use in the arts and c"

The mastery of color v. 1

Jorgensen, Charles Julius
The author
1906
Cover of "The principles of light and color"

The principles of light and color

Babbitt, Edwin D.
Babbitt & Co
c1878
Cover of "The rudiments of colours and of colouring"

The rudiments of colours and of colouring

Field, George; Mallet, Robert
Strahan
1870
Cover of "The theory and practice of color"

The theory and practice of color

Snow, Bonnie E.; Froehlich, Hugo B.
The Prang Company
[c1920]
Cover of "The theory of color in its relation to art and art-industry"

The theory of color in its relation to art and art-industry

Bezold, Wilhelm von; Pickering, Edward C.
L.Prang
1876
detail from the cover of a paint catalog showing two cans, viewed from above, with swirling paint colors inside

Universal tinting colors

Benjamin Moore & Co.,
Cover of "Varnishes, japans, drier"

Varnishes, japans, driers

Benjamin Moore & Co.
1927
Cover of "Zur Farbenlehre"

Zur Farbenlehre

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung
1810