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The Secret Lives of Colour
The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair
From scarlet women to imperial purple, from the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, from kelly green to acid yellow, the suprising stories of colour run like a bright thread through our history. With essays: Colour Vision, how we see; Simple arithmatic, on light; Building the palette, artists and their pigments; Vintage paint charts; Politics of colour; Colourful language.
Hardcover, 320 pages, 22.3 x 14.5 cm. Plus bibliography and index.