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The colours of history
The colours of history
Gifford, Clive2018
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Why did Roman emperors wear purple? Which colour is made from crushed beetles? What green pigment might be used to build super-fast computers of the future? From black to white, and all the colours in between, every shade has a story to tell. Each colour group is introduced with a stunning and interpretive double-page spread illustration, followed by illustrated entries exploring the 'colourful' history of particular shades. With vivid, thought-provoking illustrations and engaging, bite-sized text, this book is a feast for the eyes and the mind, ready to enthral budding artists and historians alike.
Main title:
The colours of history / Clive Gifford ; illustrated by Marc-Etienne Peintre.
Imprint:
London : QED Publishing, 2018.
Collation:
64 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contents:
Introduction: A world of colour -- Yellows (Yellow ochre ; Chrome yellow ; Gamboge ; Inca gold ; Saffron ; Orange) -- Reds (Cochineal ; Vermilion ; Pink ; Red Ochre ; Mummy brown) -- Purples (Puce ; Tyrian purple ; Orchil) -- Blues (Indigo ; Prussian blue ; Egyptian blue ; Ultramarine ; Woad) -- Greens (Verdigris ; Irish & Kelly green ; Scheele's green) -- Kohl black & graphite ; Lime & lead white.
ISBN:
9781784939670
Dewey class:
701.85909
Language:
English
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Beaumaris LibraryJunior People and PlacesJ 909 GIFAvailable
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