By Alexandra Loske
With an extraordinary collection of original colour material that includes charts, wheels, artists' palettes, swatches and schemes, this is the brilliant story of the exploration of colour from 1600 to the present day. The featured artworks represent centuries of significant scientific discoveries and artistic exploration. Opening with the work of Newton, this stunning display of shades, tints and tones is an authoritative treatment relevant to anyone working in the arts, or those trying to recreate original colour schemes in their homes, products or design.
PARIS The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle
By Abi Daker, Abi Daker
Following the huge success of Ilex's 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, we bring you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This beautifully designed hardback book concertinas into a stunning frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing several satisfying hours of mindful dot-joining fun. The perfect souvenir of your trip to Paris, this fabulous original illustration features its most famous buildings and landmarks, including the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. To enable you to enjoy your handiwork to the full, the ends of the design are perforated: you can easily remove your completed masterpiece, and display it on your wall.
How can you shake off everyday worries? Let the magic of the East transport you to a world of a thousand and one colours and lose yourself in all the little details of colouring in. These 50 designs include geometric and ornamental shapes, arabesques, scrolls and much more. Simply choose a design at random and make a start. There are no rules - you can use felt tips, pencils, gouache, pastels... As you concentrate on the action of colouring you'll find your mind clearing and calm returning.Just 5-10 minutes a day of colouring is enough to encourage mindfulness.