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Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour

Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour (Paperback)

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, artists' pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung, and even crushed insects. From grinding d...own 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 9781760760618
Published AU 1 May 2020
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760760618
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd
Published 1 May 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Coles, David
Photographs by Lander, Adrian
Category Award Winning
History of Art
Pigments, Dyestuffs & Paint Technology
Australian
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 221mm
Height: 168mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 755g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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