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Le cahier de couleurs d'Antoine Janot = Workbook, Antoine Janot's colours

By: Language: French, English Publisher: Paris : CNRS, [2020]Copyright date: ©2020Description: 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), charts, facsimiles ; 21 cmISBN:
  • 9782271132932
  • 2271132932
Other title:
  • Workbook, Antoine Janot's colours
Contained works:
  • Cardon, Dominique. Cahier de couleurs d'Antoine Janot
  • Brémaud Iris. Cahier de couleurs d'Antoine Janot
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • TP892 .C37 2020
Summary: Celestial blue, quince flower, sour cherry, lobster red… How can we not be inspired by these color names from the past? Le Cahiers de Couleurs d’Antoine Janot is a bilingual Workbook in English and French presents the color gamut of Antoine Janot. Janot was a master-dyer from Languedoc in the south of France during the 18th century. His colors were highly prized as far away as the Levant (modern day regions including Syria, Turkey, Israel, Jordan). There is a brief introduction of the master-dyer and his work. Then the authors deliver the key elements defining the colors of 67 swatches of fine wool broadcloth. It includes the name and photo of each shade; a schematic description of the process by which it has been obtained; and (in a new approach to the history of color names in textiles) its chromatic specification in the CIELAB color space. Therefore this makes it possible to assess the accuracy of attempts to reproduce these colors and use them as sources of inspiration for the future. Historian and archaeologist, Dr. Dominique Cardon explores the history of textile techniques and natural dyeing throughout the world. Dr. Cardon is Emerita Director of Research at CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research), research unit CIHAM. They awarded her the Silver Medal of CNRS in 2011. Dr Iris Brémaud, Research Fellow at CNRS (research unit LMGC), is a researcher in wood science. She examines the relationships between craft knowledge and plant resources. She applies colorimetry to this research on historical colors.
List(s) this item appears in: 2022 New: Contextual Studies | 2022 New: Fashion & Sustainability
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Celestial blue, quince flower, sour cherry, lobster red… How can we not be inspired by these color names from the past? Le Cahiers de Couleurs d’Antoine Janot is a bilingual Workbook in English and French presents the color gamut of Antoine Janot. Janot was a master-dyer from Languedoc in the south of France during the 18th century. His colors were highly prized as far away as the Levant (modern day regions including Syria, Turkey, Israel, Jordan).

There is a brief introduction of the master-dyer and his work. Then the authors deliver the key elements defining the colors of 67 swatches of fine wool broadcloth. It includes the name and photo of each shade; a schematic description of the process by which it has been obtained; and (in a new approach to the history of color names in textiles) its chromatic specification in the CIELAB color space. Therefore this makes it possible to assess the accuracy of attempts to reproduce these colors and use them as sources of inspiration for the future.

Historian and archaeologist, Dr. Dominique Cardon explores the history of textile techniques and natural dyeing throughout the world. Dr. Cardon is Emerita Director of Research at CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research), research unit CIHAM. They awarded her the Silver Medal of CNRS in 2011. Dr Iris Brémaud, Research Fellow at CNRS (research unit LMGC), is a researcher in wood science. She examines the relationships between craft knowledge and plant resources. She applies colorimetry to this research on historical colors.

Texts in French and English.

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