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Book, The Color Harmony Manual and How to Use It, 1946

This is a Book. It was written by Egbert Jacobson and published by Container Corporation of America.

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 as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

It is dated 1946. Its medium is plastic samples on board.

The Container Corporation of America’s head of design Egbert Jacobson worked with corporate colorist pioneer Walter Granville to adapt Ostwald’s system into a tool usable by designers and artists. Removable chips, matte on one side and glossy on the other, set this color manual apart.

It is credited Gift of Walter C. Granville, Smithsonian Libraries, QC495 .J33 1946X.

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Its dimensions are

H x W (open): 28 × 48 cm (11 in. × 18 7/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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