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Book, A Nomenclature of Colours, 1846

This is a Book. It was printed by William Home Lizars.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It has been able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries.

It is dated 1846.

David Ramsay Hay, a Scottish interior designer and Decorator to the Queen, was interested in developing a system for decorators and architects to understand and apply color harmonies. In contrast to the many color wheels of the period, Hay’s model is based on the triangle, which he believed to be the most harmonious of the geometric forms.

It is credited Gift of the Color Association of the United States, Smithsonian Libraries, ND1280 .H5n 1846.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 20 × 29 cm (7 7/8 × 11 7/16 in.)

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