By Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker, Hardcover, 208 pages
Pantone, the worldwide color authority, invites you on a rich visual tour of 100 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 color gurus Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker identify more than 200 touchstone works of art, products, décor, and fashion, and carefully match them with 80 different official PANTONE color palettes to reveal the trends, radical shifts, and resurgences of various hues. This vibrant volume takes the social temperature of our recent history with the panache that is uniquely Pantone.
Leatrice Eiseman is executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, a forecaster, consultant, author, and director of Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.Keith Recker is a color trend consultant for Pantone, and editor and founder of HAND/EYE magazine. He lives in Shelter Island, New York.