By Ian Paterson
This dictionary is the 1st of its sort: a treasury of colour phrases and words, a entire source for exploring each element of colour and it many purposes around the disciplines and during the ages.Words are drawn from many various worlds together with paintings, artists, craft and layout, portray, printing and sculpture, the ornamental arts, gem stones, type, textiles, cosmetics, physics, maths, astronomy, chemistry, dyes, colorants, paints, biology, geography, geology, minerals, heritage, artwork historical past, social background, faith, philosophy, heraldry, mythology and symbolism, languarge, linguistrics, grammar, slang, literature [inc. the Bible and Shakespeare], tune, theatre, images, tv and movie, psychology and human habit, schooling, politics, trade, economics, finance, legislations, go back and forth, battle, imaginative and prescient and color-blindness, medication, medicines and colour treatment, food and drinks, colour conception and plenty of others.Who can purchase this book?Writers, newshounds, copywriters, image, fabric and model designers, artists and illustrators, paintings scholars, artwork critics, decorators, architects, set designers, colorists and dye-makers, colour scientists, product designers, product originators and agents, brands of paints and wall-papers, language fanatics, word-lovers and dictionary creditors, normal libraries and educational libraries on the subject of the above disciplines.
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C asparagus The green colour of asparagus; also referred to as ‘asparagus-green’. n aspergillin A black soluble pigment from the fungi Aspergillus. c asphalt Having the brownish-black colour of asphalt; dark grey. n asphaltum An ancient mixture of oil (or turpentine) and asphalt used by Rembrandt. Also referred to as ‘bitumen’. c asphodel The rich yellow of the daffodil. c asphodel green A yellowish green. n ASTM The American Society for Testing and Materials founded in 1898 and now known as ASTM International providing standards in many applications in over 130 industries including artists’ colours which are coded according to their 26 A D I C T I O N A R Y O F C O L O U R lightfastness or permanence (Standard D4302-90).
38 A D I C T I O N A R Y O F C O L O U R n benzidine A crystalline compound used in some azo dyes including Congo red. n benzimidazolone A class of synthetic organic pigments producing colours such as benzimidazolone yellows, oranges and maroons. n berberine A yellow dye from the African tree of the same name. c berettino A bluish-grey hue used in the glazing of the Italian pottery, Maiolica. n Berlin black Black pigment; a black varnish used on iron. c Berlin blue Often the same as Prussian blue but also a lighter sapphire blue.
Also used to produce a green colour, namely, verditer. n azurite blue A mineral pigment producing a blue dye. adjective a adverb adv a colour c noun n prefix pr suffix su verb vb Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A 33 B Z c Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A baby-blue, baby blue A pale blue. ‘Baby blues’ is a slang term for ‘eyes’. c baby pink A pale pink. n background See colour ground, ground and ground colour. n backlight A light emanating from behind the subject matter.