xviii, 179 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims., maps ; 25 cm.
"Originally published in Spanish 2005"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references.
Grinding and mixing subtle elements -- Mechanical and servile arts in Spain and Andean America: colour in the workshop -- Saturn and Mercury in the workshop: hermetic and practical learning -- Good medicines of all coloures [colours]: healing and painting in Andean America -- Representations, colours and powers of the sacred.