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    CHROMATOPIA : An Illustrated History of Colour
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    ISBN: 9781760760618
    Title: CHROMATOPIA : An Illustrated History of Colour
    Author: COLES DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic colour; or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? Throughout history, artists’ 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.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $34.99

    • Price: $34.99
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