The Secret Lives of Colour

The Secret Lives of Colour

Description

'A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every colour has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking. Very hard painting the hallway magnolia after this inspiring primer.'
Simon Garfield

The Secret Lives of Colour tells the unusual stories of the 75 most fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso's blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history. In this book Kassia St Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colours and where they come from (whether Van Gogh's chrome yellow sunflowers or punk's fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilisation. Across fashion and politics, art and war, The Secret Lives of Colour tell the vivid story of our culture.


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Details

Author(s)
Kassia St. Clair
Format
Hardback | 320 pages
Dimensions
146 x 224 x 32mm | 729g
Publication date
19 Nov 2016
Publisher
John Murray Press
Imprint
John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Illustrated
Edition Statement
Illustrated edition
Illustrations note
w. ill.
ISBN10
1473630819
ISBN13
9781473630819
Bestsellers rank
7,844