Book of Earth: A Guide to Ochre, Pigment, and Raw Color
Author: Heidi Gustafson
Part anthropological study, part art book, and part how-to, Book of Earth immerses you in the world of ochre, a naturally occurring mineral used to make pigment. Each chapter delves into author Heidi Gustafson’s rare pigment archive and provides a thorough exploration of natural color, while challenging our notions of the inanimate world. The book includes practical advice and techniques for creating your own pigments and applying these skills in everyday life.
Heidi Gustafson is an artist and ochre specialist with a working archive of more than 600 pigments. She frequently collaborates with artists, award-winning scientists, paleontologists, and other experts, including Jason Logan, author of Abrams’ bestselling book Make Ink. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (May 16, 2023)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1419764659
- ISBN-13: 9781419764653
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.0 x 11.25 inches