• Three art books for inspiration

    Three art books for inspiration

    1605 Publishers selected three favourite art books that can be useful for anyone who works with art from artists themselves to designers and even brand strategists. "The Story of Art" by Ernst Gombrich⁠, "Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History" by Lynn Gamwell, "A Dictionary of Colour Combinations" by Sanzo Wada.
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    In Praise of Shadows

    In search of inspiration? Read our review of "In Praise of Shadows" by the Japanese writer Junichiro Tanizaki (1886–1965). At 1605 Publishers we praise minimalistic aesthetics, natural materials and a soft colour palette. We are inspired by art compositions that have light and shadow interplay like works of Avant-garde artists of the 1920s like László Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Aleksander Rodchenko to name only...
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