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Robert Ridgway´s 1912 book, Color Standards and Color Nomenclature. Cadmium Orange, Orange and Cadmium Yellow in the centre. Plate III

Robert Ridgway´s 1912 book, Color Standards and Color Nomenclature. Cadmium Orange, Orange and Cadmium Yellow in the centre. Plate III

Robert Ridgway - Scientist of the Day Robert...

Robert Ridgway - Scientist of the Day Robert...

Pantone каталог цветов ЗАО АЛЬП ЭМАЛЬ

Pantone каталог цветов ЗАО АЛЬП ЭМАЛЬ

Colourscope- chose three colours without looking at the descriptions. Mine are night, lake and persimmon.

Colourscope- chose three colours without looking at the descriptions. Mine are night, lake and persimmon.

'Spectrum Blue' - Ridgway Color Standards and Color Nomenclature. 1912. The purpose of the work was the standarisation of colours and colour nomenclature, so that naturalists, or others, who “might have occasion to write or speak of colours might do so with the certainty that there need be no question as to what particular tint, shade or degree of greyness was meant.” See here for an essay on this most intriguing work - http://patrickbaty.co.uk/?p=11388

'Spectrum Blue' - Ridgway Color Standards and Color Nomenclature. 1912. The purpose of the work was the standarisation of colours and colour nomenclature, so that naturalists, or others, who “might have occasion to write or speak of colours might do so with the certainty that there need be no question as to what particular tint, shade or degree of greyness was meant.” See here for an essay on this most intriguing work - http://patrickbaty.co.uk/?p=11388

Color plate from Robert Ridgway’s 1912 book, Color Standards and Color Nomenclature.  > > > Linda Hall Library lindahall.tumblr.com

Color plate from Robert Ridgway’s 1912 book, Color Standards and Color Nomenclature. > > > Linda Hall Library lindahall.tumblr.com

Three color plates from Robert Ridgway’s 1912 book, Color Standards and Color Nomenclature.

Three color plates from Robert Ridgway’s 1912 book, Color Standards and Color Nomenclature.

Robert Ridgway´s 1912 book, Color Standards and Color Nomenclature. Rhodamine Purple, Tyrian Rose and Rose Red in the centre. Plate XII

Robert Ridgway´s 1912 book, Color Standards and Color Nomenclature. Rhodamine Purple, Tyrian Rose and Rose Red in the centre. Plate XII

Plate LIII. Whites, grays and blacks. Color standards and color nomenclature. 1912.

Plate LIII. Whites, grays and blacks. Color standards and color nomenclature. 1912.

Minerva "Standardized Colors". 1907. Part of the drive to standardise colours and colour names of the time. See this essay on colour nomenclature - http://patrickbaty.co.uk/?p=11388

Minerva "Standardized Colors". 1907. Part of the drive to standardise colours and colour names of the time. See this essay on colour nomenclature - http://patrickbaty.co.uk/?p=11388

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