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Chromatopia : An Illustrated History of Colour_David Coles_9780500501351_Thames & Hudson

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Author: David Coles

Format:  Hardback | 240 pages

Dimensions: 165 x 220 x 27mm | 860g

Publication date:  14 Feb 2019

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 pure luck, Chromatopia reveals the origin stories behind over fifty of history's most vivid colour pigments. Spanning the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, this is the book for the artist, the history buff, the science lover and the design fanatic.

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