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Chromatopia : an illustrated history of colour
Chromatopia : an illustrated history of colour
Coles, David2018
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Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic colour; or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? Throughout history, artist pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung, and even crushed insects. From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and serendipity,Chromatopia reveals the origin stories of over 50 of history's most extraordinary pigments.Spanning the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, this is a book for the artist, the history buff, the science lover and the design fanatic.
Main title:
Chromatopia : an illustrated history of colour / David Coles ; with photography by Adrian Lander.
Imprint:
Port Melbourne, Victoria : Thames & Hudson Australia, 2018.
Collation:
xv, 223 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (page 222)
ISBN:
9781760760021
Dewey class:
667
Language:
English
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