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Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour (Hardback)

SKU: 9781760761219 Supplier: Thames & Hudson Ltd Out of stock



Format: Hardback | 240 pages

Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.98 x 8.66 inches | 2.16 pounds

Publication date: February 14, 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 historys 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.Table of ContentsIntroduction: A Life Lived in Colour 1. The First Colours 2. Colour in the Time of theAncients 3. Colour and the Classical World 4. Medieval Colours 5. Writing Inks6. Dyes, Lakes and Pinkes 7. Mysterious Colours 8. The Explosion of Colour9. A Brave New World of Colour 10. The Science of Modern Colour


 Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour (Hardback)
 Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour (Hardback)