Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Sascha Loske: Royal College of Art, Colour Reference Library
Yes, there is such a thing as a specialist colour reference library. It is small but beautiful and I feel very privileged that I can use one of the two or three workspaces every now and again. I was there yesterday, for the second time. The library is in the modern RCA in Jay Mews, next to the Royal Albert Hall. The archivist/librarian is immensly helpful and knowledgeable, the space is small but has all you need, including a Mac, and at a pinch you can see Kensington Gardens from where I was sitting. Below is a mid-18th century copy of Hogarth's Analysis of Beauty, with the fabulous fold-out prints. I do cherish those days spent in libraries and archives in London.