New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2008. Folio. 247 pages. Illustrations and photographs. Printed cloth; dust jacket. A very good copy with a few scratches and shelfwear on back cover, light marking at head. Item #405368
FIRST EDITION. "Color Chart addresses the impact of standardized, mass-produced color on the art of the past 60 years. Taking the commercial color chart as its central metaphor, this volume chronicles an important artistic shift that took place during the middle of the twentieth century: a frank acknowledgment of color as a matter-of-fact element rather than a vehicle of spiritual or emotional content. Collected here are more than 40 artists who explore in their works the double meaning of "ready-made color"--color bought off the shelf, rather than mixed on a palette, as well as color assigned by chance or arbitrary system rather than composed with traditional chromatic harmonies in mind" (the publisher).