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An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour

An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour

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The Harvard Art Museums' Forbes Pigment Collection

Foreword by Victoria Finlay. Introduction by Narayan Khandekar. Text by Kingston Trinder. Contributions by Pascale Georgiev.

The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums encompasses over 2,500 of the world’s rarest pigments. Museum director Edward Forbes started the collection at the turn of the 20th century, in order to preserve the early Italian paintings he had begun to collect. Over the years, the collection grew into a huge apothecary of bottles and beakers, as other art lovers and color experts donated their own pigments. Today the collection continues to grow, and regularly helps experts across the world to research and authenticate paintings.

Published by Atelier Editions, 2019
Softcover with 224 pages
Dimensions: 9 x 7 inches (22.86 x 17.78 cm)
2nd printing

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