From Mali to Peru, from China to Norway: all the colors of the world captured in over 200 glowing photographs. How do colors become imbued with meaning? Why do some colors attract us while others repel? How have phrases such as “green with envy” or “the blues” arisen? Here are hundreds of photographs, organized into color-coded chapters that revel in color’s all-pervasive influence and accompanied by a text that explores color’s symbolism and the emotions it generates. The international quest takes us to some of the planet’s most exotic and far-flung places, from a workshop on the outskirts of Kyoto to a bustling market in a small town in Peru and on to a cochineal farm in the middle of the Mexican desert.
Colorful World is a vibrant celebration of human creativity that will be a source of inspiration and delight for designers and artists everywhere. 200+ color illustrations.
Sensational Book Review
Throughout time man has used color to enhance himself and the world around him. Colorful World by Amandine Guisez Gallienne beautifully reveals to the reader the colors of the world; not the colors found in the natural surroundings but rather the colors selected by man to express something about himself and the community in which he lives.
Amandine Guisez’s photographs transport the reader around the globe where she “discovered a passion that knows no political frontiers.” She also discovers that “those who deal with colour speak the same launguage, a language concerned with the intensity, brilliance or depth of a particular tone, value and shade.”
The 200 plus photographs are divided by color and supporting text touches on the meaning of colors and how different cultures have viewed colors through the ages. This book is “a celebration of human creativity” and I thoroughly enjoyed viewing each page.