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Colour by Marion Deuchars


Colour by Marion Deuchars

What makes a colour work? What do colours mean to artists or cultures? Why does grey make a colour stand out? What colour are the oceans? Why is the yellow of lemons something to treasure? Award-winning illustrator Marion Deuchars takes us on a journey through colour, showing how its language is at the centre of how we think and feel about the world. Colour is everywhere. Through this book, we can see it afresh.


Beautiful ... A book that will appeal to artists and children, or really anyone with a love of colour - which is everyone, isn't it? -- Eliza Williams * Creative Review * A reference for anyone to understand the myriad historical and cultural interpretations of colour ... Comprehensive yet highly visually stimulating and fun -- Jenny Brewer * It's Nice That * [E]xcellent publishing [...] provokes thoughts, feelings and curiosity [...] visually very pleasing. -- Debra Hall * Not Compulsory * [C]omprehensive yet highly visually stimulating and fun. -- Jenny Brewer * It's Nice That * [A] journey through colour, showing how its language is at the centre of how we think and feel about the world. Colour is everywhere. Through this book, we can see it afresh. * Gransnet Summer Reads * [H]ow wonderfully colourful it was! [...] I think everyone should have a copy of this book -- Asha Carlos * Yeah Lifestyle Reviews *

About the Author

Marion Deuchars is a Scottish-born, internationally acclaimed, award-winning illustrator. Marion works with major design and advertising agencies, publishes illustrated children's books and has created a much-loved style of hand-lettering. Whether it's client work for the likes of the Royal Mail and the Imperial War Museum, or inspiring youngsters with her Let's Make Great Art series of books, Marion's impact on the creative scene continues to be wide-ranging.

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Publication date

31st August 2017


Marion Deuchars

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Particular Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


176 pages


Theory of art
Philosophy: aesthetics
Cultural studies
Social & cultural history



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