by Rosamond D. Harley
This period represents an era of great change in artists pigments, as they changed dramatically from the Medieval to essentially their modern form. Documentary evidence is studied to determine characteristics of colors and an analysis of their development through the periods of the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions. Information is discussed, and concerns regarding the reliability of primary source materials are considered in the opening chapters. Nine chapters are devoted to investigating different hues in both organic and inorganic forms as applicable. This is the second edition of this work, and now includes a section on watercolors as well. Anyone concerned with conservation, art history, or color science will find this an exceptionally informative and well-researched book. Paperback.