Sikkens Foundation / ArtezPressTekst
A publication featuring the world renowned Forbes Pigment Collection which is conserved at the Harvard Art Museums where it continues to be extended with new colour samples. The book also includes an essay by Narayan Khandekar, Director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies. Collecting Colour will cover the reasons why Edward Waldo Forbes started collecting pigments, how the collection grew, new additions to the collection and how it is used now including projects relating to artists as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Eugène Delacroix.
Text and images appear separated. I organized the images of each of the pigments mentioned in the text according to colour. Furthermore I selected another 50 pigments from the vast collection in order to complement the range. The result is a range of colours running from white to black. The 152 page book is printed with high pigment ink and has colour edged pages.