Natural Palettes: Inspiration from Plant-Based Color


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$29.95  $27.85
Princeton Architectural Press
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5.8 X 6.9 X 1.5 inches | 1.65 pounds

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About the Author

Sasha Duerr is an Oakland, California-based artist, designer, and professor at the California College of the Arts. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Martha Stewart Whole Living, Selvedge, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of Natural Color and The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes.


"In Natural Palettes, Sasha Duerr creates a true natural color guide from plants, which presents a real path past fast fashion and synthetic chemical dyes. This endlessly inspiring and holistic book shows us a creative and accessible way to embrace vibrant natural colors in our own lives for the health of the environment and for our own well-being."
- Jana Blankenship, founder of Captain Blankenship and author of Wild Beauty: Wisdom & Recipes for Natural Self-Care
"The plant lover's alternative to the Pantone color guide."
- Julia Sherman, creator of Salad for President
"A poem, a guide, a swatch book and a manifesto for natural color awareness rolled into one. This is a book steeped in the past, useful in the now, and alchemized for the future. A beautiful and crucial map for those looking for an adventure that begins at their feet."
- Jason Logan, author of Make Ink: A Forager's Guide to Natural Inkmaking
"Another great leap in Sasha Duerr's ongoing efforts to inform us of the extraordinary colors that can be achieved from flora, food, and plants. Whether you are looking to dye your own textiles or dive deeper into the ethnobotanical merits of a plant, Natural Palettes is a timely new color guide for a more sustainable way of living with nature."
- Sarah Lonsdale, cofounder of Remodelista and coauthor of Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers
"Sasha Duerr shows us how to bring out the colors hidden in flowers, leaves, seeds and sometimes roots, and to combine them with sensitivity and sophistication. This kaleidoscope of peaceful, responsible color is useful not just in a fiber context. The palettes inspire grounded and tranquil creativity across all visual disciplines." -Keith Recker, Senior Consultant, Pantone Color Institute and author of True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes and Pigments