Ratings : 56543

Review : 543


Published : Dec. 30, 2003

By : Random House Trade Paperbacks

Language : en-US

Paperback : 464 Pages

Published : Dec. 30, 2003

By : Random House Trade Paperbacks

Language : en-US

Paperback : 464 Pages

Color: A Natural History of the Palette

56543 Ratings - 543 Review

Discover the tantalizing true stories behind your favorite colors.
For example: Cleopatra used saffron—a source of the color yellow—for seduction. Extracted from an Afghan mine, the blue “ultramarine” paint used by Michelangelo was so expensive he couldn’t afford to buy it himself. Since ancient times, carmine red—still found in lipsticks and Cherry Coke today—has come from the blood of insects.



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ABOUT Victoria Finlay

Victoria Finlay is a writer and journalist, known for her books on colour and jewels. Her most famous book is Colour: Travels Through The Paint Box.

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