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Title Chromatopia : an illustrated history of colour / David Coles ; with photography by Adrian Lander.
Author Coles, David, author.
Publication Port Melbourne, Vic. : Thames & Hudson, 2018.
Copyright date ©2018
Description 223 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 667 C
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary 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 serendipity,Chromatopia reveals the origin stories of over 50 of history's most extraordinary pigments.Spanning the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, this is a book for the artist, the history buff, the science lover and the design fanatic.
Subject Color.
Color -- History.
Colors -- History.
Color in art.
Color. (OCoLC)fst00868499
Color in art. (OCoLC)fst00868563
Colors. (OCoLC)fst00868751
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Lander, Adrian, photographer.
ISBN 9781760760021 (hbk.)
1760760021 (hbk.)

Location CALL # Status Message
 Central 2nd Fl - SST New Books  667 C    DUE 05-17-21  
 Flatbush Non-Fic  667 C    DUE 05-24-21  
 Gravesend Non-Fic  667 C    CHECK SHELVES