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The Designer’s Dictionary of Color ■ ■ BY S E A N A DA M S   ■  F O R E W O R D BY J E S S I C A H E L FA N D

S E LLING POINTS ■■ An invaluable and practical resource for design students and practitioners, and a fascinating exploration for color theory enthusiasts

A groundbreaking guide to the origins and design use of key colors—from an award-winning designer

■■ Exceptionally researched and accessibly written, this book is a must-have design tool ■■ A much-anticipated work from a renowned designer with strong connections in the design community

S PECIFICATIONS 250 color illustrations 256 pages, 7½ × 9⅝" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL DESIGN • ART ISBN 978-1-4197-2391-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2391-9 US $24.95  CAN $29.95 52495


he Designer’s Dictionary of Color provides an in-depth look at 30 colors key to art and graphic

design. Organized by spectrum, in color-by-color sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing color range and palette varia-

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tions. Chapters detail each color’s creative history and cultural associations, with examples of color use that extend from the artistic to the utilitarian—whether the turquoise on a Reid Miles album cover or the avocado paint job on a 1970s Dodge station wagon. A practical and inspirational resource for designers and students alike, The Designer’s Dictionary of Color opens up the world of color for all those who seek to harness its incredible power.


Sean Adams is a founding partner of the award-winning California design firm AdamsMorioka and has been cited as one of the 40 most important people shaping design internationally. A former AIGA national board member and president of AIGA Los Angeles, he teaches at ArtCenter College of Design and is a frequent lecturer

Draplin Design Co. ISBN 978-1-4197-2017-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2017-8 US $40.00  CAN $49.95 54000 9 781419 720178

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and competition judge. Sean is the coauthor of Logo Design Workbook and Color Design Workbook and author of the series Masters of Design. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books....

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