These Colors Are Bananas (Hardcover)
Published in Association with the Whitney Museum of American Art
Phaidon Press, 9780714876603, 24pp.
Publication Date: May 30, 2018
What color is an apple? A dog? Grass? Young readers will be blown away by the range of possibilities
What color is a banana? It can be at least 25 different shades, according to this artful swatchbook of versatile subjects. An inversion of the way we typically look at color, this book challenges readers' predispositions towards using a particular crayon for a particular object. 11 items are each presented alongside a grid of color ranges: the "apple" page features yellows, greens, and reds; the "egg" page a range of greens to grays; even "grass" is surprising, with suggestions of pink. The read-along text is playful and philosophical, poetic and factual... all towards expanding readers' assumptions. Inspired by the Whitney Museum's approach to looking at art, these books provide a new way to look at the world.