Welcome to the year of creative habits book club! Each month we read a book related to creativity. This month I chose The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair. I think it'll make a great reference book for the studio. You can buy the book on Amazon or at your favorite bookstore for about $14. It's a new book (released October 24, 2017) that's available in hardback or kindle/nook.
The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso’s blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history.
In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh’s chrome yellow sunflowers or punk’s fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture.
We'll discuss the book in our Facebook group each Wednesday in December. Don't feel pressured to read the whole book front to back. Have fun with it! Choose a color and read it's story. Skip around. Share some of your favorite colors/stories with us this month!