Sarah Rich Color Seminar 8

Sarah Rich Color Seminar 8

Ashley Duffey holds up one of the books the students looked at in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library.

Ashley Duffey holds up one of the books the students looked at in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library. The book is Maerz and Paul’s famous Dictionary of Color from 1930.  In that work, the authors tried to specify every English word that had, until that moment, been applied to hue. Each color swatch is accompanied by a key listing the words that had been used to describe the color. 

IMAGE: Sarah Rich