1. A collection of 16 colour notebooks … vu de l’atelier
How can one dispel a doubt about the exact shade of sunflower yellow or peony red? How does one define the real colour of orange peel? And how can you tell the difference between the green of absinthe and the green of chartreuse liqueur? The collection of notebooks entitled… ‘vu de l'atelier’ answers these questions. A3DC has analysed and established the cross references of symbolic colours in all the colour-related systems available on today’s market. The principle is simple: one colour, one designer and a free hand! The collection of notebooks contains the colourist’s vision developed through his or her personal experience in the service of architectural and industrial products. Every few months other notebooks are added to the collection. You can take out a subscription at firstname.lastname@example.org or consult them on the chromosapiens blog or alternatively you can consult them here and now by clicking on each of the covers.
2. A collection of themed notebooks … vu de l’atelier
TEO© or metacolour, colour & graphics, colours of metal, light & colour, music & colour, the collection of notebooks … vu de l’atelier is constantly adding more numbers to its collection. Following Jean-Philippe Lenclos' success in bringing Geography and colour together, a concept that is more and more in the limelight, TEO© presents a new method of conceptualising colour. A new way of understanding, explaining and transmitting the craft of the colourist. Colour and graphics reveal just how much décor and branding have become the indispensable companions of colour. They heighten one’s perception of colour as much for industrial products as for architecture. The colours of metal, colour & light, colour & music explore other complementary synesthesies and relay them to our visual senses.
3. A collection of sector-based notebooks … vu de l’atelier
Meant more particularly for architecture, these sector-based notebooks focus on ancient as well as future heritage … A3DC sees its involvement in the management of colour in different ways. While dealing gently and respectfully with architectural heritage both past and recent it also endeavours to highlight and validate contemporary architecture allowing today’s heritage its own modern day example of creativity. The collection of notebooks has built up its sector-based issues devoted to historic colours as well as those devoted to modernity. Before/After is a confrontation of identical files, seen over several years. Other notebooks, within the marketing domain in question, illustrate the incomparable position that colour holds within the construction of a marketing zone surrounding a brand name that is both coherent and instantly recognizable, where the type of purchasers is also taken into consideration.
4. A collection of conceptual notebooks … vu de l’atelier
Colours of materials, colours of minerals, natural colours, plants and greenery, pigments, colours of days gone by, colours of creators or artists … the inspiration and origin of colour are protean and infinitely rich. The collection… vu de l’atelier is set to clear the way, find and re-establish the origins and source by plunging down into the roots of collective know-how, long since fallen into disuse. Forgotten colours have enhanced the collection by bringing back to life 16 colour names that had become faded and worn with time. Colours of creators or artists declare and fix for eternity 24 colours selected from self-portraits. Colour & heritage recreate the links between colour and historical figures. Colour of Things analyses colours inspired by nature. Contrasting colours reveal how colour can carry opposite meanings. The notebooks merge moods past, present and future in a quest to discover colour in all its cultural splendour, rich in real and imaginary inspiration.
5. The Colors of France, the Colors of Europe, the Colors of the World
The contribution that colour has made to the beauty and harmony of traditional habitat in France has been analysed into 18 large cultural regions each illustrating the diversity and the wealth of the architectural heritage that abounds in France’s provinces. Systematically and for the first time an in-depth study has become the indispensable working tool for professionals anxious to build or renovate while preserving the unity and quality of the landscape. Later on extrapolation of the same analytical site methodology using readings and taking samples was carried out in European countries to determine their local colour palettes. More recently still similar analysis has been done in other countries in the world well-known for their particular use of colour.
6. The Geography of Color, Color-design in France, the Colors of the World
Jean-Philippe Lenclos’ experience in colour and his experiments won over the Anglo-Saxons and Europeans in the nineteen-nineties. It has also fascinated foreign observers to the point that over the last few years monographs have been published notably coming from China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Asia recognises his pioneer role and considers him to be a truly international thinker in terms of colour a multi-talented undeniable reference. A sort of national treasure to be revered, he is someone to be inspired by, to refer to, even to copy, as copying is a mark of respect and a tribute by cultures from the Far East.