An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour
NOW IN PRE-ORDER // Expected Delivery March 2018
An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour; The Harvard Art Museums’ Forbes Pigment Collection, is a forthcoming monograph produced in collaboration with the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums.
The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums encompasses
over 2500 of the world’s rarest pigments. Visually excavating the museums’ extraordinary collection, the
monograph examines the contained pigments and artefacts; their providence, composition, symbology
and application. Simultaneously, the publication also explores the larger related fields of chromatics, the
historical narratives of art and chemistry, and the innovations our species’ have sought for millennia, to
better illustrate our aesthetic and expressive compulsions.
An introduction to the monograph is authored by Straus Center Director Dr. Narayan Khandekar, and
accompanied with a foreword by renowned British colour author, Victoria Finlay.
First Edition of 1000
7 inches x 9.25 inches
224 pages including over 200 art plates
Printed in Spain
ISBN # 978-0-9975935-4-9