Chromatopia is probably the most interesting and beautiful book I have worked on for Thames & Hudson.
David Coles is a master paintmaker, but also a philosopher, an historian and a beautiful writer. It was a joy to read each story about the colours and pigments that he works with, and I learned a whole stack about ancient civilisations and cultures, art history and new technologies. Seriously, the words are great. But the images… Adrian Lander‘s images are just stunning.
But don’t take my word for it. Watch this. And then go and buy the book.