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Author St. Clair, Kassia, author.

Uniform Title Secret lives of colour
Title The secret lives of color / Kassia St. Clair.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2017.
2016

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Description 320 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note Originally published in UK under title: The secret lives of colour.
Summary "The unforgettable, unknown history of colors and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-colored volume The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five 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 colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh's chrome yellow sunflowers or punk's fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture. "A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every color has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking."--Simon Garfield, author of Just My Type"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Color vision : how we see -- Simple arithmetic : on light -- Building the palette : artists and their pigments -- Vintage paint charts : mapping color -- Chromophilia, chromophobia : politics of color -- Colorful language : do words shape the shades we see? -- [White] : Lead white ; Ivory ; Silver ; Whitewash ; Isabelline ; Chalk ; Beige -- [Yellow] : Blonde ; Lead-tin yellow ; Indian yellow ; Acid yellow ; Naples yellow ; Chrome yellow ; Gamboge ; Orpiment ; Imperial yellow ; Gold -- [Orange] : Dutch orange ; Saffron ; Amber ; Ginger ; Minium ; Nude -- [Pink] : Baker-Miller pink ; Mountbatten pink ; Puce ; Fuchsia ; Shocking pink ; Fluorescent pink ; Amaranth -- [Red] : Scarlet ; Cochineal ; Vermilion ; Rosso corsa ; Hematite ; Madder ; Dragon's blood -- [Purple] : Tyrian purple ; Archil ; Magenta ; Mauve ; Heliotrope ; Violet -- [Blue] : Ultramarine ; Cobalt ; Indigo ; Prussian blue ; Egypt blue ; Woad ; Electric blue ; Cerulean -- [Green] : Verdigris ; Absinthe ; Emerald ; Kelly green ; Scheele's green ; Terre verte ; Avocado ; Celadon -- Brown : Khaki ; Buff ; Fallow ; Russet ; Sepia ; Umber ; Mummy ; Taupe -- [Black] : Kohl ; Payne's gray ; Obsidian ; Ink ; Charcoal ; Jet ; Melanin ; Pitch black -- Glossary of other interesting colors.
Subject Color -- Psychological aspects -- History.
Color -- Social aspects -- History.
Symbolism of colors -- History.
Color -- Psychological aspects -- History.
Color -- Social aspects -- History.
Color -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00868512
Color -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00868517
Symbolism of colors. (OCoLC)fst01140794
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Young adult non-fiction.
History.
ISBN 9780143131144 (hardback)
0143131141

 
    
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