Tag : Ridgway

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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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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Wilson Colour Chart
Nov 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Colour Services | 5 Comments

The Wilson Colour Chart

In 1938 the British Colour Council issued (in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society) the first volume of a Horticultural Colour Chart, also called The Wilson Colour Chart after Robert F. Wilson, the...

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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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