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Colour, Making and Using Dyes and Pigments. 160 pages. From cerise to heliotrope, from puce to periwinkle, this book is as rich and varied as a painter's palette. What were the colours of Ancient Egypt?Where do indigo and ochre come from? Why is purple the colour of royalty? How many colours are there? This book surveys the history of pigments and dyes and the invention of new colours. From the Series New Horizons. 13 x 18 cm. Many colour reproductions.