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1939

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2019

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Bookplate, Farbmesstafel (Color Table), 1939

This is a Bookplate. It was published by Muster-Schmidt.

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 1939.

Farbmesstafel is Ostwald’s color theory translated into the form of a functional color tool. It allowed for easy identification of colors when the cutout windows were held in front of an object. Published in five languages, this was one of the first universal standards used for color matching in printing.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries, QC495.2 .O88 1939.

  • Book, Elementary Color, 1895
  • H x W (open): 20.3 × 27.9 cm (8 × 11 in.).
  • Gift of Walter Granville, Smithsonian Libraries, ND1489 .B811 1895.
  • 92.2016.26
  • Book, 1915
  • H x W (open): 29.2 × 66 cm (11 1/2 in. × 26 in.).
  • Gift of Walter Granville, Smithsonian Libraries, ND1492 .M96a.
  • 92.2016.33

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 21 × 30 cm (8 1/4 × 11 13/16 in.)

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