Colourful World

Colourful World

  1. Amandine Guisez Gallienne
  2. Preface by Hilton McConnico
  • ISBN 9780500285862
  • 19.00 x 24.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 156pp
  • 202 Illustrations, 202 in colour
  • First published 2005
‘A treasury of photographs … fabulous colour, fascinating facts and a delight to dip into for inspiration – and sunshine!’ – Craftsman Magazine

How do colours become imbued with meaning? Why do some colours attract us while others repel? How have such phrases as ‘green with envy’ or ‘the blues’ come about?

Hundreds of photographs are organized here into colour-coded chapters, accompanied by a text that explores colour’s symbolism and the emotions it generates.

This international quest takes us to 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.

Colourful World will be a source of inspiration and delight for designers and artists everywhere.

Amandine Guisez Gallienne is a photographer and graphic designer who lives and works in Paris. Her training in art and graphic design has led her to travel to countries all over the globe searching for images that reveal the multicoloured beauty of our world. Hilton McConnico is a prolific American designer who has been living and working in France since 1965. His designs for Daum and Toulemonde Bochart are well-known and are now in the collections of a number of major museums.