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Colorful Bookcase: Books About Pink to Peruse

Colorful Bookcase: Books About Pink to Peruse, is part of my Colorful Bookcase series where I will highlight books I found on Amazon about a specific color.  From learning more about the color pink to decorating with pink to fashionable coffee table books with pink covers. I’ve found what you will be intrigued by.

Pink reminds me of my love for dance. My youth. The innocence of being young. Tutus. Strawberry frosting on a vanilla cake (my favorite). And lipstick. I love lipstick. It also reminds me that I should take pride in my feminine traits, in being a woman. There is nothing remotely wrong with enjoying femininity. Curves. Hips. Lips. Empathy. Vulnerability. Sensuality. Patience. Intuition.

R.B. O’Brien

If you read my recent posts:  “Top 15 Pink Paint Colors and Palettes for 2020” or “15 Home Decor Items Men Will Love Too”, you discovered a little about the pink trend for this year and how it is still a very strong trend.

Also, pink has served as an inspirational color in my life. In my early 20s-30s, I was a founding member of an all women’s post-collegiate cross country running team that wanted to stand out from other teams. I know it sounds strange, but we did something shockingly different for the time by selecting pink as our uniform color. That color made us fierce and continues to make the team fierce today, 18 years strong!

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Books About Pink in Culture and Design

Pink: The History of a  Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color (1st Edition) by valerie steele

“This beautifully illustrated volume explores the cultural history, especially in fashion, of the color pink from the 18th century to today.”

PINK: THE HISTORY OF A  PUNK, PRETTY, POWERFUL COLOR (1ST EDITION) BY VALERIE STEELE book about pink history

The Pink Book: An Illustrated Celebration of the Color, from Bubblegum to Battleships (Books about Colors, Illustration Books, Color History Guides, Arts & Photography Books) by kaye blegvad

“…Through engaging mini essays, interactive exercises, object studies, and interviews, readers will learn about a vibrant miscellany of pink facts and pink occurrences..”

about Colors, Illustration Books, Color History Guides, Arts & Photography Books) by kaye blegvad

Pink: The Exposed Color in Contemporary Art and CulturE BY BARBARA NEMITZ

“From the rosy tint of wind-reddened cheeks to the first flush of arousal, from cherry blossoms to PeptoBismol, pink is a sweet, intimate, fragile and sickening shade.”

Pink: The Exposed Color in Contemporary Art and CulturE BY BARBARA NEMITZ history of pink hardcover

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL PINK BY LISA CREGAN

“Think pink! House Beautiful’s definitive guide presents all the fabulous and unexpected ways you can use this rosy hue anywhere in the home …”

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL PINK BY LISA CREGAN interior design hardcover book

Who’s Afraid of Pink, Orange, and Green?: Colourful Living & Interiors by Irene Schampaert

“With more than 20 international interior designs, and 5 interviews with acclaimed designers, this book illustrates how to use color to create a perfectly balanced interiorTrue interior design styling goes a lot further than referring to Pinterest or Instagram….”

WHO'S AFRAID OF PINK, ORANGE, AND GREEN?: COLOURFUL LIVING & INTERIORS BY IRENE SCHAMPAERT

THE PINK HOUSE BY The Legendary Residence of Edwin Bradford Hall and His Succeeding Generations in Wellsville, New York

“The history of The Pink House is unique because it is one of the few Victorian-era residences to remain in the possession of the same family for four generations. Victorian residences are 19th century fantasies…”  

THE PINK HOUSE BY The Legendary Residence of Edwin Bradford Hall and His Succeeding Generations in Wellsville, New York

Pretty Gentlemen: Macaroni Men and the Eighteenth-Century Fashion World BY PETER MCNEIL

“The term “macaroni” was once as familiar a label as “punk” or “hipster” is today. In this handsomely illustrated book devoted to notable 18th-century British male fashion, award-winning author and fashion historian Peter McNeil brings together dress, biography, and historical events…”

Pretty Gentlemen: Macaroni Men and the Eighteenth-Century Fashion World BY PETER MCNEIL

In the Pink: Dorothy Draper–America’s Most Fabulous Decorator BY CARLETON VARNEY

“Has there ever been an American decorator as famous as Dorothy Draper? Like Martha Stewart, Draper was a preacher and teacher whose how-to books and Good Housekeeping columns provided middle-class housewives with affordable ideas”

In the Pink: Dorothy Draper--America's Most Fabulous Decorator BY CARLETON VARNEY

The Pink Lady: The Many Lives of Helen Gahagan Douglas BY SALLY DENTON

“A long-overdue political biography of Helen Gahagan Douglas―Broadway star, Congresswoman, Nixon nemesis, and forgotten heroine of A merican liberalism. If Hillary Clinton struggled to crack the glass ceiling in 2008, imagine the challenges that faced Helen Gahagan Douglas.”

The Pink Lady: The Many Lives of Helen Gahagan Douglas BY SALLY DENTON

Children’s Books About Pink

PINK IS FOR BOYS BY Robb Pearlman

“An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender.”

PINK IS FOR BOYS BY Robb Pearlman children's book

IF EVERYTHING WERE PINK BY HANNAH ELLIOT

“Does pink make your world go ’round? From a bubblegum-hued cow to a flamingo-colored submarine, this tabbed board book features the many shades of pink!”

IF EVERYTHING WERE PINK BY HANNAH ELLIOT children's book

Other Pink Books

ALL IN GOOD TASTE BY KATE SPADE New York

“New York Times Bestseller… in this charming guide to entertaining, kate spade new york throws rigid rules out the door…”

ALL IN GOOD TASTE BY KATE SPADE New York pink hardcover book fashion

Drink Pink: A Celebration of Rosé by Victoria James

“Combining delightful stories with whimsical and clever illustrations, Drink Pink is a clever, captivating, and unpretentious look at rosé for novices and connoisseurs alike. For years, rosé has lived a quiet life as the not-red and not-white wine, but in the last five years…”

Drink Pink: A Celebration of Rosé by Victoria James hardcover book wine

The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman BY CHRISTIAN DIOR

“Much has been written about fashion, in all its aspects, but I do not think any couturier has ever before attempted to compile a dictionary on the subject.”—”

The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman BY CHRISTIAN DIOR coffee table hardcover  book

Yves Saint Laurent: Style 1st Edition BY FOUNDATION PIERRE BERGE – YVES SAINT LAURENT

“Yves Saint Laurent’s signature style intertwines references from the art world with those of popular culture and social revolution. Since its establishment in the 1960s by the designer and Pierre Bergé…”

Yves Saint Laurent: Style 1st Edition BY FOUNDATION PIERRE BERGE - YVES SAINT LAURENT

Zandra Rhodes: 50 Fabulous Years in Fashion BY DENNIS NOTHDRUFT

“Celebrating decades of achievement by one of the foremost names in British fashion, whose vitality and influence continue to shine”.

Zandra Rhodes: 50 Fabulous Years in Fashion BY DENNIS NOTHDRUFT