(Strathmore Paper Company)
Title A GRAMMAR OF COLOR Arrangement of Strathmore Papers in a Variety of Printed Color Combinations According to the Munsell Color System with an Introduciton by Professor A. H. Munsell and Exploratory Text with Diagrams Illustrating the Application of the System to Work (Cont.
Edition First Edition
Publisher Mittineague, Ma. The Strathmore Paper Company 1921
Seller ID 6733
This is a handsome, interesting presentation on color using the papers produced by Strathmore Paper Company and the theories and examples of Munsell with the graphic arts of T. M. Cleland, an artist of the period known for those who liked his work designing covers for Fortune magazine. The book Is comprised of 27 pages of illustrated text that explains the color dynamics by principle and applications. There are supposed to be 19 charts using Strathmore papers to study the dynamics of mixing and using colors to an advantage. The plates are fold -outs on various colored Strathmore original paper and examples of integrating art with the paper. This book lacks one plate ( page 11) . Each fold out includes a stub with five 'wheels' of color. One of the wheels is missing in Plate 1, four are present. There is also some remnants of pencil lines by a child, plus a paper cut in the margin on Plate 1. . This book has two beautiful color examples designed by Helen Dryden, an art deco period artist. Ther examples were engraved by Rudolph Ruzicka. The covers are paper covered in a neutral color and a cloth spine in maroon. There is wear at the top and bottom of the spine - cloth wear. The corners of the book are scuffed with paper breaking and worn. The fold of the last plate has an extra crease and a tear at the fold line. There are no other marks or writing or missing pieces. End papers are clean except for a piece of paper pasted in with the name of a former owner neatly written on it. ; 4to
Art Color Art Paper Color Charts Munsell Color T. M. Cleland Helen Dryden Rudolph Ruzicka