Book, Colour, Based on Nature
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.
Working with photographs of UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe, from the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to the Jungfrau in Switzerland, Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom extracted the color information from each landscape and transformed it into an abstract color diagram, evoking and celebrating the essence of a place.
It is credited
Smithsonian Libraries, N7433.4.B64 C65 2012.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.