Read ✓ Color: A Natural History of the Palette By Victoria Finlay –

Read ✓ Color: A Natural History of the Palette By Victoria Finlay – In This Vivid And Captivating Journey Through The Colors Of An Artist S Palette, Victoria Finlay Takes Us On An Enthralling Adventure Around The World And Through The Ages, Illuminating How The Colors We Choose To Value Have Determined The History Of Culture Itself.How Did The Most Precious Color Blue Travel All The Way From Remote Lapis Mines In Afghanistan To Michelangelo S Brush What Is The Connection Between Brown Paint And Ancient Egyptian Mummies Why Did Robin Hood Wear Lincoln Green In Color, Finlay Explores The Physical Materials That Color Our World, Such As Precious Minerals And Insect Blood, As Well As The Social And Political Meanings That Color Has Carried Through Time.Roman Emperors Used To Wear Togas Dyed With A Purple Color That Was Made From An Odorous Lebanese Shellfish Which Probably Meant Their Scent Preceded Them In The Eighteenth Century, Black Dye Was Called Logwood And Grew Along The Spanish Main Some Of The First Indigo Plantations Were Started In America, Amazingly Enough, By A Seventeen Year Old Girl Named Eliza And The Popular Van Gogh Painting White Roses At Washington S National Gallery Had To Be Renamed After A Researcher Discovered That The Flowers Were Originally Done In A Pink Paint That Had Faded Nearly A Century Ago Color Is Full Of Extraordinary People, Events, And Anecdotes Painted All The Dazzling By Finlay S Engaging Style.Embark Upon A Thrilling Adventure With This Intrepid Journalist As She Travels On A Donkey Along Ancient Silk Trade Routes With The Phoenicians Sailing The Mediterranean In Search Of A Special Purple Shell That Garners Wealth, Sustenance, And Prestige With Modern Chilean Farmers Breeding And Bleeding Insects For Their Viscous Red Blood The Colors That Craft Our World Have Never Looked So Bright Colour Was First Published By Hodder Stoughton In 2002 The Text Of This Edition Follows That Of The First Edition, With Minor Emendations Endpaper Map By Yoco Typographic Design By Andrew Barker Printed On Furioso Paper At Firmengruppe Appl, Wemding, Germany Bound By Them In Cloth, Printed With A Design By J Rn Kaspuhl.

10 thoughts on “Color: A Natural History of the Palette

  1. Michael Martin Michael Martin says:

    The disclaimers I imagine , perhaps , possibly , it could be that appear in this NON FICTION book far times than they should While I liked the content of about three quarters of the book, it infuriate

  2. Maura Maura says:

    Funny story with this book got to page 112 and discovered that pages 113 to 146 were missing Thankfully, Random House publisher came to the rescue and sent me a replacement copy Until it came I was in suspense

  3. Kiwiflora Kiwiflora says:

    I remember when I was a child getting a box of paints in small tubes I was fascinated by the names of the colours, words I had never heard of before vermillion, magenta, aquamarine, cochineal, carmine They might have

  4. Jenny Jenny says:

    Having an affinity for all things color, I was attracted to the cover of Color A Natural History of the Palette while visiting the Met one afternoon about a year ago I bought it and have been reading it for the past ye

  5. Nancy McClure Nancy McClure says:

    LOVE me a book where I can pick a chapter and read up on what s been taunting my mind thus I love anthologies and various other Color, I found a fantastic historical recounting of the who where why what of much of our

  6. LuAnn LuAnn says:

    I d call this a travelogue on the origin of pigments and dyes of each rainbow color, and, I believe, the only book to really tackle the history of color This book had been on my radar a while, but I had decided not to read it, yet a class on

  7. Kiersten Kiersten says:

    Oh, this book had so much promise And yet, it fell flat I was expecting to read of a history book, but it turned out to be a travelogue memoir, and a tad too self involved for my tastes Moreover, the author does a lot of imagining for a work of non

  8. Tracey Tracey says:

    In an impressive mix of history, science and travelogue Ms Finlay shares with her readers the results of her worldwide search for the pigments and dyes and that humankind has used over the ages Each color including black and white is represented in a separa

  9. Miles Miles says:

    This was an enjoyable book to read, but ultimately of a travel book than a book about color The adventures of the author tend to be given rather weight than the subject.

  10. Velvetink Velvetink says:

    Be seduced by the history of pigments Basically about the author s travels while seeking out the origins of ancient colours I loved this and gladdened by the extensive notes and bibliography.

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