Thursday, February 01, 2018

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours was first published in the pre-photographic age (1814) and was the preeminent guide to color and its classification for artists, scientists, naturalists, and anthropologists of that era. Mineralogist Abraham Gottlob Werner devised a standardized color scheme that allowed him to describe even the subtlest of chromatic differences with immense handwritten detail describing where each specific shade could be found on an animal, plant, or mineral.

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