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Eleven Kinds of Blue: Werner’s Pioneering 19th-Century Nomenclature of the Colors, Beloved by Darwin

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"It is singular, that a thing so obviously useful,... should have been so long overlooked."

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HUMBLEBAEK.- This spring’s major exhibition at Louisiana centres on colour: colour in art, in the world and in the eye. In words, pictures and through interactive programmes the exhibition will present the ways in which artists thro...

How Darwin Verified Color

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In the 19th century, artists and naturalists were obsessed with color charts that they could use to record observations they made in the field. Darwin used an 1814 volume called Werner's Nomenclature of Colours by Scottish artist Pa...

The Book That Colored Charles Darwin’s World

Academics / General Science : The New Yorker: Science and Tech

Michelle Nijhuis discusses “Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours,” a reference book that Charles Darwin took with him aboard H.M.S. Beagle.


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