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Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour
 

Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour (Hardback)

By Coles, David
Photographs by Lander, Adrian

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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 dow...n 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.
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ISBN 9781760760021
Published AU 15 Aug 2018
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781760760021
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd
Published 15 Aug 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Coles, David
Photographs by Lander, Adrian
Category Award Winning
History of Art
Art Techniques & Principles
Australian
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 171mm
Height: 225mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 667
Weight 866g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Color, Color in art, Color - History
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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