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Author Coles, David, author.

Title Chromatopia : an illustrated history of colour / David Coles ; with photography by Adrian Lander.

Published Port Melbourne, Victoria : Thames & Hudson Australia, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  667 COLE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 223 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 222)
Summary 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 down 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.
NOTES © David Coles (text) 2018 ; © Adrian Lander (photography) 2018.
Other author Lander, Adrian, photographer.
Subject Color in art.
Pigments (Biology) -- Analysis.
Chemistry, Technical.
Colors -- History.
Color and form recognition test -- History.
ISBN 9781760760021 (hardback)