Tag : nomenclature

Ridgway Frontispiece
Dec 16th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 2 Comments

Ridgway Color Standards and Color Nomenclature

Robert Ridgway was an American ornithologist, who was the first full-time curator of birds at the United States National Museum. He served from 1880 until his death in 1929. Ridgway also published one of the...

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Fresh Peas - with thanks to Gerry the Cook
Dec 9th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | History | Comments Off

Pea Green

Fresh Peas - with thanks to Gerry the Cook Pea Green is a colour name that immediately conjures up an image, but on reflection is it the colour of fresh peas, frozen peas, tinned peas or (forgive the accent) mushy...

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ISCC-NBS cover
Dec 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | No Comments

A Dictionary of Color Names

The ISCC-NBS Method of Designating Colors and A Dictionary of Color Names was published by the National Bureau of Standards and printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office in 1955. It is a curious work, and...

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Plate 1 - Nomenclature of Colours
Dec 3rd, 2011 | | Aesthetics | Colour Ranges | No Comments

Hay’s Nomenclature of Colours (1)

Plate 1 The Primary Colours above and the Secondary Colours below1 A Nomenclature of Colours, Hues, Tints, and Shades, Applicable to the Arts and Natural Sciences; to Manufactures, and other Purposes of General...

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Rouge Garance Passé
Nov 1st, 2011 | | Aesthetics | Colour Ranges | No Comments

Horticultural Colours (1)

Rouge Garance passé (Dull Madder Red) - the colour of the faded trousers of the French Line Infantry I have written about important collections of colour on several other occasions - most recently Werner's...

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Werner's Nomenclature - Orange
Apr 16th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 4 Comments

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours

Colour charts for use in taxonomic descriptions of plants and animals were published from the last years of the seventeenth century. The page above is one of thirteen in a wonderful little volume, whose second...

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