Chromatopia An Illustrated History of Colour

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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, 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 pure luck, Chromatopia reveals the origin stories behind over fifty of history's most vivid colour pigments. Spanning the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, this is the book for the artist, the history buff, the science lover and the design fanatic.

Book information

ISBN: 9781760761219
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Australia
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Australia
Pub date:
Language: English
Sales rank: 25971
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 748g
Height: 167mm
Width: 220mm
Spine width: 22mm