From Publishers Weekly
A fascinating book for architects, designers and urban planners, this volume uses more than 600 color photographs to demonstrate how each country, each region, each city and village employs a unique color palette for its buildings. According to the Lencloses, whose book Colors of France received the International Color Design Award of 1983-4, these colors are derived both from a regions environment and its culture. Certainly, the visual argument for these conclusions is compelling: the chrome green house of Russias Suzdal are markedly different from the sand-colored dwellings of Alegria, and both of these areas eschew the ochre pinks of Rajasthan, India, and the blacks of New Yorks Greenwich Village. Though the authors dense, jargon-filled captions will probably interest only specialists, their photographs should appeal to a wider audience.
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