The Secret Lives of Colour

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.

The Secret Lives of Colour

The Secret Lives of Colour

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER '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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The Secret Lives of Colour
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Kassia St Clair
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-20 - Publisher: Hachette UK

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER '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
The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Kassia St. Clair
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-12 - Publisher: Liveright Publishing

A Sunday Times (UK) Book of the Year Shortlisted • Society of Authors' Somerset Maugham Award A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week The best-selling author of The Secret Lives of Color returns with this rollicking narrative of the 30,000-year history of fabric, briskly told through thirteen charismatic episodes.
Stuff
Language: en
Pages: 86
Authors: John C. Ryan, Alan Thein Durning
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Northwest Environment Watch

This volume takes you to the places and people you touch every day. - BOOK JACKET.
The Secret Life of the Brain
Language: en
Pages: 201
Authors: Richard M. Restak
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

Describes the working of the human brain at five stages of life: baby, child, adolescent, adult, and senior.
The Secret Lives of Birds
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Pierre Gingras, Peter Feldstein
Categories: Birds
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