This coloring book is like no other on the market. It's a celebration of chromatic homes, the alluring and ornate structures that grace our most charming and beautiful cities, such as Louisville, Cincinnati, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Miami, and have been around for centuries in far-flung places such as Havana, Venice, Amsterdam, Brazil, and Moscow. This captivating collection also teaches and explores the art and science of the use of color in historic preservation, architecture, neighborhood design, and planning, As this book illustrates, color is a powerful tool -- it enlightens, entertains, and transforms -- and when color graces chromatic homes, it can enhance, revive, and regenerate a community. This vibrant, engaging, and inviting book provides an escape to a world of inspiration, artistic fulfillment, and appreciation for these homes. Containing fifty-seven pages of illustrations, this edition is an effective and fun-filled way to enjoy and appreciate the homes' beauty, while also encouraging imagination and the creation of a unique work of art.
"[This] coloring book isn't only a fun way to pass the time, it's also meant to be a tool to promote better neighborhoods by inspiring a movement for chromatic colors in crumbling and forgotten neighborhoods." -- Kirby Adams, Louisville Courier-Journal
"Gilderbloom's book makes architects consider the important role of color in buildings." -- Steve Goldstein, past president of the American Institute of Architects, Central Kentucky Division
"Great and very forward-thinking; I would assign it to my senior urban design class as a virtual reality experience." -- Michael Brazley, School of Architecture, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
"This is a fabulous idea! The explosion of coloring books for adults in recent years is astounding." -- Steve Mouzon, author of The Original Green: Unlocking the Mystery of True Sustainability