"An unprecedented and invaluable collection of forthright and bracing essays by writers of diverse cultural origins and disciplinary backgrounds."-Booklist "An illuminating read for anyone interested in the future of American nature and environmental journalism."-Bloomsbury Review "What should history mean to someone tike me? Should it be an idea, should it be an open wound? Or is it a moment that began in 1492 and has come to no end yet? Is it a collection of facts, ail true and precise details, and, if so, when come across these true and precise details, what should I do, how should t feel, where should place myself?"-Jamaica Kincuid, from "In History" "Nature teaches us how to see ourselves within its greater domain. We sec our own rejections in every ritual, and we cannot wound Mother Mature without wounding ourselves."-Yusef Komunyakaa, from "Dark Waters" From African American to Asian American, indigenous to immigrant, "multiracial" to "mixedblood," the diversity of cultures in today's world is reflected in our richly various stories-stories of creation and destruction, displacement mid heartbreak, hope and mystery. For centuries, this richness has been widely overlooked by readers of environmental literature. Including work from more than thirty contributors of widely diverse backgrounds, this collection works against the grain of this traditional blind spot by exploring the relationship between culture and place, emphasizing the lasting value of cultural heritage, and revealing how this wealth of perspectives is essential to building a livable future. Bracing, provocative, and profoundly illuminating, The Colors Nature provides an antidote to the despair so often accompanying the intersection of cultural diversity and ecological awareness.
Including work from more than thirty contributors of widely diverse backgrounds, this collection works against the grain of this traditional blind spot by exploring the relationship between culture and place, emphasizing the lasting value ...
Author: Alison Hawthorne Deming
Colors of Nature is the perfect companion for anyone who is puzzled by the seemingly unpredictable behavior of the paints on their palette, as well as those who would like their watercolor paintings to look fresher and livelier. In this new paperback edition, the author has tested more than 150 artists' watercolor paints from six manufacturers, and the results of this exhaustive testing are included here, along with recommendations for the best colors in the palette sections at the end of each chapter. This beautifully illustrated book guides the reader through a world of colors and exquisite flowers and fruit, explaining simple concepts and more advanced color-mixing theory while exploring the serendipity and beauty of wet-in-wet watercolor painting.
This beautifully illustrated book guides the reader through a world of colors and exquisite flowers and fruit, explaining simple concepts and more advanced color-mixing theory while exploring the serendipity and beauty of wet-in-wet ...
Author: Sandrine Maugy
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
Magnificent, hand-painted illustrations by a rising star of Czech watercolor illustration--perfect for beginning painters! Nature is teeming with incredible colors. But have you ever wondered how the colors green, yellow, pink or blue might taste or smell? What could they sound like? Or what would they feel like if you touched them? Nature's colors are so wonderful and diverse they inspired people to use the names of plants, animals, and minerals when labelling all the nuances. Join us on a journey to discover the twelve most well-known colors and their shades. You will learn that the colors and elements you find in nature are often closely connected. Will you be able to find all the links in each chapter? And if you are an aspiring artist, take our course at the end of the book and you'll be able to paint as exquisitely as nature itself does!
Will you be able to find all the links in each chapter? And if you are an aspiring artist, take our course at the end of the book and you'll be able to paint as exquisitely as nature itself does!
Author: TEPNKA. SEKANINOV
Publisher: Nature's Wonderful Colors
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
An eminent. artist plays with the colours of nature. А lovely offering for early readers. Learning to read — level by level. This is a Level l book.
Author: Babul Sharma
Author: Renalda Marilena Q.Cullhaj
Author: Pramod Kale
Category: Color in nature
The comprehensive recipe section gives instructions for over 100 colours, using both traditional dyes such as cochineal, indigo, madder and weld, and dyes from more common plants such as blackberry, rhubarb, oak and walnut.
Useful for anyone wanting to explore color without harming the natural world, this navigable reference book offers organized guidelines on how to obtain dyes through environmentally friendly methods.
Author: Jenny Dean
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
An eminent artist plays with the colors of nature. A lovely offering for early readers.
Bulbul Sharma. I see with my two black eyes all the colors as they fly Story Attribution: This story: Colours of Nature is written by.
Author: Bulbul Sharma
Publisher: Pratham books
The broken colours will be found by the diagram to result from the mixture of any one of the primitives , and the compound on the opposite side of the ...
Author: Francis Nicholson
Category: Landscape drawing
A gorgeous expanded edition of Werner's Nomenclature of Colours, a landmark reference book on color and its origins in nature First published in 1814, Werner's Nomenclature of Colours is a taxonomically organized guide to color in the natural world. Compiled by German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner, the book was expanded and enhanced in 1821 by Patrick Syme, who added color swatches and further color descriptions, bringing the total number of classified hues to 110. The resulting resource has been invaluable not only to artists and designers but also to zoologists, botanists, mineralogists, anatomists, and explorers, including Charles Darwin on the famous voyage of the Beagle. Nature's Palette makes this remarkable volume available to today's readers, and is now fully enhanced with new illustrations of all the animals, plants, and minerals Werner referenced alongside each color swatch. Readers can see "tile red" in a piece of porcelain jasper, the breast of a cock bullfinch, or a Shrubby Pimpernel. They can admire "Berlin blue" on a piece of sapphire, the Hepatica flower, or the wing feathers of a jay. Interspersed throughout the book are lavish feature pages displaying cases of taxidermy, eggs, shells, feathers, minerals, and butterflies, with individual specimens cross-referenced to the core catalog. Featuring contributions by leading natural history experts along with more than 1,000 color illustrations and eight gatefolds, Nature's Palette is the ideal illustrated reference volume for visual artists, naturalists, and anyone who is captivated by color.
Werner's set of 54 color standards was enhanced by Patrick Syme with the addition of color swatches and further references from nature, taking the total number of hues classified to 110.
Author: Patrick Baty
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: Thomas Hatton (artist.)
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This compact book of colour recipes techniques and projects is packed with short cuts, little projects, medium sized ideas and big questions. Pop it in your handbag and using the colour swatches make notes next time you seesomething that inspires you! Bring it home and create.A distillation of Angie's 25 or more years of finding out she was just a little more obsessed with the colour of fruit and vegetables and other elements of nature than most 'normal' people!When reproducing the colours of nature in polymer clay, pigment and light can become really complicated subjects as Angie discovered while writing this book. This is her exploration of and attempt to simplify the subject, and make it accessible to all while still providing some meaty questions for the professionals among her readers to get their teeth into.
This compact book of colour recipes techniques and projects is packed with short cuts, little projects, medium sized ideas and big questions.
Author: Angie Scarr
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Grade level: k, t.
Category: English language
Learn to spot different patterns with this nature-inspired treasure hunt, which contains 80 first words to see and say. Turn the tabs of the chunky boards book to discover a world of stripes, spots and spirals, then try to spot the odd one out. Visual learning made fun.
Turn the tabs to discover 7 kinds of patterns and 70 first words to see and say.
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions