Following on from her hugely successful book One , Victoria Alexander explores the implications, history and cultural meanings of colour in our lives. Colour is intrinsically linked to how individuals make sense of the world, having the power to transform mood completely, often subliminally. It's capable of being energetic or restful, passive or aggressive, harmonious or just dull, and that's just the beginning. Victoria Alexander intersperses poignant reminders throughout her book, allowing and encouraging the use of colour to transform your mood and brighten your life. Lyrically written and thoughtfully illustrated, Victoria Alexander's Colour will inspire you to make creative choices in your wardrobe, your home and your life at large. This is a beautifully packaged & engaging 300-page journal-style gift book, a sequel to One ; we all have a relationship with colour. This is thoughts on colour told in an inspiring way and reinforced by emotive travel images; packed with facts & anecdotes; broken up into colour chapters, exploring particular colours/colour groupings and interspersed with touching and poignant reminders for everyday living. It includes exceptional production values, with a section of tear-out colour swatches arranged in colour families, and a pocket to collect your colour inspiration.
When Victoria Alexander was small and everyone else felt tall, all she wanted to do was play with colour. Nothing has changed. Once upon a time she was a fashion editor for Vogue and Cosmopolitan. These days she loves writing and picture hunting with her camera. She has been a freelance stylist and art director for stills and television commercials, established the television production company, The Film Business; Sydney's first small boutique hotel, The Russell; and The Bathers Pavilion restaurant and cafe in Balmoral. Victoria has also completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) at the National Art School and is a childrens guide at the Art Gallery of NSW. A home-making consultant and passionate traveller, Colour is her third book. She is also the author The Bathers Pavilion Cookbook, published by Ten Speed, and One, published by Murdoch Books. Her website is at: www.victoriaalexander.com.au