Le Cube des Couleurs

By: Hickethier, Alfred

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NB: Text is in French throughout. Card covers with plastic spiral comb binding. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. 40pp. Many colour plates. The Hickethier cube, created in 1952 by Alfred Hickethier (1903-1967), is a collection of colours . It was obtained by depositing on the screens of a printing system with a density between 0 and 9 inks corresponding to yellow, magenta and cyan of a trichrome synthesis. The cube formed by their combinations therefore had 1,000 colours, hence its name "cube of a thousand colours", and each colour had a unique three-digit number. The aim of this system was, among other things, to allow the elimination of very expensive catalogue colour printing), each catalogue being printed in black and white and accompanied by a Hickethier colour chart, much less expensive to manufacture than a whole four-colour catalogue, and even less than the Pantone colour chart, consisting of flat inks of mixed ink before printing. The project had only limited success for two reasons: A colour provided by a given pigment can correspond to a colour of the cube under a certain light, and to another under different lighting. Also it only described solid colours and not textures. After a few tests, the project was not continued.

Title: Le Cube des Couleurs

Author Name: Hickethier, Alfred

Categories: Art History,

Publisher: Paris, Dessain & Tolra: 1985

ISBN Number: 2249250022

ISBN Number 13: 9782249250026

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 006658

Keywords: colour theory,