Munsell Book of Color: Defining, Explaining, and Illustrating the Fundamental Characteristics of Color (Abridged Edition)

Munsell Book of Color: Defining, Explaining, and Illustrating the Fundamental Characteristics of Color (Abridged Edition)
Munsell Book of Color: Defining, Explaining, and Illustrating the Fundamental Characteristics of Color (Abridged Edition)
Munsell Book of Color: Defining, Explaining, and Illustrating the Fundamental Characteristics of Color (Abridged Edition)
Munsell Book of Color: Defining, Explaining, and Illustrating the Fundamental Characteristics of Color (Abridged Edition)
$385.00

Albert Henry Munsell (1858-1918) was an accomplished artist and distinguished professor at the Massachusetts Normal Art School in Boston (today’s Massachusetts College of Art and Design or “MassArt”).  Munsell was also an inventor, and he held several patents for a Color-Sphere and Mount, artist’s easel, and photometer; he developed his own Munsell Crayons in 1906, which were sold to the Binney & Smith Company in 1926 and were then referred to as Munsell Crayola Crayons

Munsell’s work in developing a systematic approach to teaching and communicating was influential in evolving color science theory at the turn of the century and served as the basis for today’s color matching technology. His Atlas of the Munsell Color System was first published in 1913. It consisted of two sets of charts (15 in total), illustrating the Munsell system of color measurement. Munsell's innovative color system allowed people to communicate color in a systematic way by noting hue, value and chroma.

This pocket-sized revised version of The Atlas of the Munsell Color System was published in 1929 by the Munsell Color Company (Baltimore). Six-ring binder with 21 card-stock pages of color chips organized on a chroma scale; each page is enclosed in a plastic cover; includes three uncut "masks" used for comparing hues. Binding has very minor wear; gilt lettering on cover and spine is worn, but still legible; former owner's bookplate affixed to inside front cover; this copy is identified as serial no. 297. VG+    

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49094691
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1929
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Hardcover
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