How do colors become imbued with meaning? Why do some colors attract us while others repel? How have phrases such as "green with envy" or "the blues" arisen?
Here are hundreds of photographs, organized into color-coded chapters that revel in color's all-pervasive influence and accompanied by a text that explores color's symbolism and the emotions it generates. The international quest takes us to some of the planet's most 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.
Colorful World is a vibrant celebration of human creativity that will be a source of inspiration and delight for designers and artists everywhere.
Paperback, 156 pages
Published April 10th 2006 by Thames Hudson