Dior's tome: "The Art of Color."

COLOR ME BEAUTIFUL: Dior just released a tome, “The Art of Color,” in which its three past and present makeup maestros glean inspiration from 12 shades including silver, nude, pink, red and purple.

The ideas of Peter Philips, Tyen and Serge Lutens are translated into beauty looks photographed by the likes of Richard Burbridge or Guy Bourdin. Each hue is also linked to a great work by an artist, including John Malevitch, Jean Cocteau, Andy Warhol and Amedeo Modigliani.

Dior’s connection to color cosmetics harks back to 1949 with the launch of its first lipsticks, Rouge Dior. Lutens in 1967 became the house’s first artistic and image director for makeup. Tyen succeeded him in the role in 1980, then Philips took up the baton in 2014.

Author Jerry Stafford penned the text for the book, which was art directed by Marc Ascoli. The 296-page volume, which has 250 images, was released internationally by Rizzoli New York starting on Oct. 5. It exists in English and in French, and costs $115 in the U.S.