Color: A Natural History of the Palette

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UPC:
9780812971422
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2004-12-22
Release Date:
2003-12-30
Author:
Victoria Finlay
Language:
english
Edition:
Later Printing

Discover the tantalizing true stories behind your favorite colors.
For example: Cleopatra used saffrona source of the color yellowfor seduction. Extracted from an Afghan mine, the blue ultramarine paint used by Michelangelo was so expensive he couldnt afford to buy it himself. Since ancient times, carmine redstill found in lipsticks and Cherry Coke todayhas come from the blood of insects.