Book, Die Harmonie der Farben (The Harmony of Colors)
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.
Architect and decorator Édouard Guichard promoted the concept of color harmony for the design of wallpaper, draperies, upholstery, and paint schemes in interior design. His Harmony of Colors contains 166 spectacular full-color plates with 1,300 harmonious color palettes intended to inspire his fellow designers.
It is credited
Purchase from the Margery Masinter Endowment, Smithsonian Libraries, QC495 .G85 1882.
Its dimensions are
H x W (open): 34.9 × 57.2 cm (13 3/4 × 22 1/2 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.