The Point, Books About Color, Part Two

Books About Color, Part Two



It was a pleasure to have Laura Reckford, Executive Director of the Falmouth Art Center, return to the monthly book show on CAI this morning. We had so much fun talking about books having to do with color last month, that we ended up with part two this morning. Below you will find the list of all the books that were mentioned. Thanks so much to those of who added to our lists, as well as those that were listening. If you have an idea for a theme for a future book show, let me know! You can write to me at

Laura’s Picks

Color Theory: An essential guide to color from basic principles to practical applications by Patti Mollica
Interaction of Color by Josef Albers
Color Me Beautiful by Carole Jackson
Confident Color: An Artist’s Guide to Harmony, Contrast and Unity by Nita Leland
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle
Mouse Paint by Ellen Walsh
An Atlas of Rare and Familiar Colour: The Harvard Art Museums Forbes Pigment Collection
Colour: Why the World Isn’t Grey by Hazel Rossotti
The Color Collector’s Handbook by Leah Martha Rosenberg
Chromophobia by David Batchelor

Jill’s Picks

My Private Property by Mary Ruefle
The Primary Colors by Alexander Theroux
The Secondary Colors by Alexander Theroux
Essays by Henry D. Thoreau, a fully annotated edition. Edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer. Particularly the essay “Autumnal Tints”
Bluets by Maggie Nelson
Colors in Fashion edited by Jonathan Faiers and Mary Westerman Bulgarella
Pure Sea Glass: discovering nature’s vanishing gems by Richard LaMotte
Fairfield Porter: the collected poems with selected drawings. Edited by John Yau with David Kermani
Colors Passing Through Us by Marge Piercy
The Book of Greens: a cook’s compendium by Jenn Louis with Kathleen Squires
The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle

Listener’s Picks

Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s practical guide to liberation on the land by Leah Penniman
The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywait
Colour: travels through the paintbox by Victoria Finlay
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
What Color is Love by Joan Walsh Anglund
Frederick by Leon Lionni
Artists Handbook and Materials Methods by Robert Mayer
Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O’Neill

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