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Nature’s Palette

A Color Reference System from the Natural World

Patrick Baty

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A gorgeous expanded edition of Werner's Nomenclature of Colours, a landmark reference book on color and its origins in nature

First published in 1814, Werner's Nomenclature of Colours is a taxonomically organized guide to color in the natural world. Compiled by German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner, the book was expanded and enhanced in 1821 by Patrick Syme, who added color swatches and further color descriptions, bringing the total number of classified hues to 110. The resulting resource has been invaluable not only to artists and designers but also to zoologists, botanists, mineralogists, anatomists, and explorers, including Charles Darwin on the famous voyage of the Beagle.

Nature's Palette makes this remarkable volume available to today's readers, and is now fully enhanced with new illustrations of all the animals, plants, and minerals Werner referenced alongside each color swatch. Readers can see "tile red" in a piece of porcelain jasper, the breast of a cock bullfinch, or a Shrubby Pimpernel. They can admire "Berlin blue" on a piece of sapphire, the Hepatica flower, or the wing feathers of a jay. Interspersed throughout the book are lavish feature pages displaying cases of taxidermy, eggs, shells, feathers, minerals, and butterflies, with individual specimens cross-referenced to the core catalog.

Featuring contributions by leading natural history experts along with more than 1,000 color illustrations and eight gatefolds, Nature's Palette is the ideal illustrated reference volume for visual artists, naturalists, and anyone who is captivated by color.

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Scarlet fever, Tyrian purple, Chemical nomenclature, Mold, Spencer Fullerton Baird, Illustration, Mark Catesby, Humphry Davy, Stipple engraving, Medicinal plants, Robert Ridgway, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Francis Galton, Hardness, The Various, Edward Donovan, Physician, Treatise, Flesh fly, University of Jena, Scottish Enlightenment, Torbernite, Brown, Abraham Gottlob Werner, Ornithology, Natural science, Charles Darwin, Indigo, Andreas Vesalius, Royal Medical Society, Scientist, Grosbeak, Thuringia, Botanical illustration, Wernerian Natural History Society, Neptunism, Carrara marble, Hepatica, Georgius Agricola, Ceylonite, Cinnabar, William Prout, Vegetable, Meissen porcelain, Down House, Camellia, Helleborus niger, Chrysanthemum, Handbook, Porcelain, Systema Naturae, Anatomy, Fuchsia, The Voyage of the Beagle, John Lindley, Mineral, Azurite, Anthropometry, James Sowerby, Nomenclator, Gamboge, Pabst, Common pochard, Herbarium, Cochineal, Histoire Naturelle, Primary color, Illustrator, Nomenclature, Common linnet, Butterflies (Van Gogh series), Taxidermy, Materia medica, Color theory, Edward Lear, Geologist, Borage, Golden pheasant, Ultramarine, Pyrus communis, Binomial nomenclature, Mineralogy, Carl Ludwig Willdenow, Jacob Sturm, Moulage, Phrenology, John James Audubon, Richard Kirwan, Chrysoprase, Minium (pigment), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Second voyage of HMS Beagle, Flora Danica, Metallurgy, Printing, Redstart, Watercolor painting, Pigment, Corydalis, Museum