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The British Colour Council Dictionary of Colours for Interior Decoration c1949
1949. A rare survivor! Original: The British Colour Council Dictionary of Colours for Interior Decoration, c1949 Robert F. Wilson & B. K. Battersby. Foreword by John P. Glass. The British Colour Council Dictionary of Colours for Interior Decoration. 3 volumes (2 of colour samples and a third volume of text), bound in red (what looks to be leather) bolted binders, matching red (leather) slipcase with the text volume - again in a red (leather). Silver lettering and emblem on front covers. London: British Colour Council As the British Colour Council developed its services to industry it became apparent that the bias in the dictionary towards colours for textiles made it less relevant as a standard reference work for Interior Decoration. Some colours which were suitable for clothes were insufficiently permanent for application to carpets, curtains and upholstery fabric, while others were technically impracticable for use in the pottery and glass industries, in porcelain and vitreous enamel or in the making of paint or other materials used in decorating. In 1949 the Council published the "Dictionary of Colours for Interior Decoration". This work consisted of three volumes, two of colour samples and the other a slim list of names and a history of the colours. The colours illustrated were shown on three surfaces - matt, gloss and a pile fabric (like carpet). One reference name and number was given for the colour shown in three forms, and it was stressed that the surface required should be made clear when the Dictionary was used to specify a colour match. Number 1605 of 7500 copies … [Click Below for Full Description]
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