Author(s): Leatrice Eiseman
PANTONE, the worldwide colour authority, invites you on a rich visual tour of one hundred transformative years. From the Pale Gold (15-0927 TPX) and Almost Mauve (12-2103 TPX) of the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris to the Rust (18-1248 TPX) and Midnight Navy (19-4110 TPX) of the countdown to the Millennium, the 20th century brimmed with color. Longtime PANTONE collaborators and colour gurus Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker identify more than 200 touchstone works of art, products and fashion and carefully match them with official PANTONE palettes to reveal the trends, radical shifts, and resurgences of various hues..
"With more than 200 images of art, fashion, products, and decor, color expert Leatrice Eiseman and color consultant Keith Recker identify 100 years of color influenced by historical and cultural milestones. Both well-known and seldom-seen art illustrates the trends.... Most decades have eight palettes presenting a broad spectrum of color contrasts with an entertaining text that touches on countless cultural events.... As the century draws to a close, many images prompt a rush of memories as colors recall the spirit of the times." -- Communication Arts
Lee has been called 'America's colour guru.' A colour specialist for Pantone, she is executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, heads the Eiseman Center for Colouur Information and Training, and edits the Ezine on the Pantone Web site. Lee is the author of six books on colour. She conducts many color seminars, is a frequent guest on TV, and is widely quoted in publications such as Elle Decor, Home Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.