The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums encompasses over 2500 of the world’s rarest pigments. Visually excavating the museums’ extraordinary collection, 'An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour' examines the contained pigments and artefacts; their providence, composition, symbology and application. Simultaneously, the publication also explores the larger related fields of chromatics, the historical narratives of art and chemistry, and the innovations our species’ have sought for millennia, to better illustrate our aesthetic and expressive compulsions.
Pascale Georgiev, FRSA, is a Québécois creative currently based between Los Angeles and London. Having worked in independent publishing, design, culture and the arts, she has dedicated her personal work to collaborating with institutions and artists to create books and exhibits that hold thoughtful and engaging narratives. In 2015, she co-founded Atelier Éditions, a publishing house specializing in art monographs and archival works, including limited edition prints and curatorial projects, as well as it’s associated creative studio.