The Color of Palo Alto

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Samuel Yates' “The Color of Palo Alto.” Inspired by the story of late industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, who created a “color of Rome” to satisfy his wife’s demand for an Italian paint job for their Hawaiian estate, Yates photographed each parcel of land in the city of Palo Alto, Calif., seven...more


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    Samuel Yates' “The Color of Palo Alto.” Inspired by the story of late industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, who created a “color of Rome” to satisfy his wife’s demand for an Italian paint job for their Hawaiian estate, Yates photographed each parcel of land in the city of Palo Alto, Calif., seven days a week for one year. Colors obtained by averages taken from particular streets, seasons and months were also developed. As three colors were determined to be mathematically and statistically the “Color of Palo Alto,” Yates is putting the final decision between light, medium, and dark to the public. (You can weigh in at The Color of Palo Alto.)

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    • Alyson
      Good Find! This native Palo Altan is voting, for sure. What do you think "The Color of ThisNext" looks like?
    • clevergirl
      I'm assuming that this is a conceptual art piece? Fabulous.

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    fantastic conceptual art piece.

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