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Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor (Paperback)

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Designer Mimi Robinson explores how a place reveals itself through its unique colors in her beautiful new book, Local Color. From the ocean blues, grassy golds, and forest greens of Point Reyes, to the vibrant indigos, hot pinks, and electric greens of Guatemala, Robinson’s palettes capture her global travels, and demonstrate how you can do the same. Artists (or anyone interested in seeing the world in a new way), be sure to pack a copy ofLocal Color in your suitcase! 

— S.B.


Whenever we first encounter a new place, whether landscape or cityscape, one of the most immediate and powerful sensations comes from its colors, or the palette of colors, which profoundly influence our reaction to and sense of a space. In Local Color, designer and educator Mimi Robinson teaches us not only how to see the colors around us but also how to capture and record them in watercolor. Regardless of your level of expertise, Robinson will quickly have you creating personal memories of time, travel, and place through a series of self-guided exercises and illustrated examples.

About the Author

Mimi Robinson is an international design consultant and principal of Mimi Robinson Design. She is the founder of Bridging Cultures Through Design and an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781616892975
ISBN-10: 1616892978
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: April 21st, 2015
Pages: 128
Language: English


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