August Book List.
When we got back from our summer break, I was ready for autumn!
My brain doesn’t work well with hot temperatures…
The books I took up this month were about colour and I read about or looked at autumn like colours.
From warm ochers via russet to dark hazelnut, earthy tones.
In this August Book List there is a colour overload:-))
A Dictionary of Color Combinations Vol. 2 a lovely little Japanese booklet with literally colour combinations of all sorts. The first edition I fell in love with a few years ago. Now they sit together in my desktop bookcase and I take them out to be inspired. You can imagine which colours I was checking out;-)
Kassia St Clair wrote the book The secret lives of color. A book filled with beautiful colour names, like orpiment, a yellowish hue. Every colour is explained with a little story, easy to read and it feels like a historic novel.
She also wrotes the book The Golden Thread: how fabric changed history. With a beautiful gold cut on the side, it makes this book feel like a special history book about textiles. An inspiring history on human craft.