Colorful World

Amandine Guisez Gallienne, Hilton McConnico

From Mali to Peru, from China to Norway: all the colors of the world captured in over 200 glowing photographs.


How do colors become imbued with meaning? Why do some colors attract us while others repel? How have phrases such as "green with envy" or "the blues" arisen?

Here are hundreds of photographs, organized into color-coded chapters that revel in color's all-pervasive influence and accompanied by a text that explores color's symbolism and the emotions it generates. The international quest takes us to some of the planet's most exotic and far-flung places, from a workshop on the outskirts of Kyoto to a bustling market in a small town in Peru and on to a cochineal farm in the middle of the Mexican desert.

Colorful World is a vibrant celebration of human creativity that will be a source of inspiration and delight for designers and artists everywhere.


Amandine Guisez Gallienne


Amandine Guisez Gallienne is a French photographer and freelance graphic designer who lives and works in Paris. Her training in art and graphic design has led her to travel to countries all over the globe searching for images that reveal the multicolored beauty of our world.

Hilton McConnico

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Hilton McConnico is an American designer who has been living and working in France since 1965.