A Perfect Red

Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061980893
Size: 42.76 MB
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A Perfect Red recounts the colorful history of cochineal, a legendary red dye that was once one of the world's most precious commodities.

A Perfect Red

Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448111331
Size: 14.20 MB
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For those who knew its secrets, red was a source of wealth and power. To obtain it, men sacked ships, turned spy, courted death. This is their story.

Red

Author: Michel Pastoureau
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691172773
Size: 33.87 MB
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In this beautifully illustrated book, Michel Pastoureau, the acclaimed author of Blue, Black, and Green, now masterfully navigates centuries of symbolism and complex meanings to present the fascinating and sometimes controversial history of ...

Mauve

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571265464
Size: 77.93 MB
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Mauve is the beguiling story of a man who invented a colour, and in the process transformed the world around him.

American Phoenix

Author: Sarah S. Kilborne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451671814
Size: 65.87 MB
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The incredible story of nineteenth-century millionaire William Skinner, a leading founder of the American silk industry, who lost everything in a devastating flood—and his improbable, inspiring comeback to the pinnacle of the business ...

Indigo

Author: Catherine E. McKinley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608195899
Size: 20.82 MB
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But Indigo is also the story of a personal quest: Catherine McKinley is the descendant of a clan of Scots who wore indigo tartan as their virile armor; the kin of several generations of Jewish "rag traders"; the maternal granddaughter of a ...

A Red Like No Other

Author: Carmella Padilla
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847846431
Size: 60.28 MB
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The captivating story of the pursuit of the most powerful color. A global symbol of power, wealth, mystery, and sexuality, red has seduced viewers and inspired artists for millennia.

The Brilliant History Of Color In Art

Author: Victoria Finlay
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606064290
Size: 61.51 MB
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Her rich narrative is illustrated in full color throughout with 166 major works of art—most from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Readers of this book will revel in a treasure trove of fun-filled facts and anecdotes.

Rarest Blue

Author: Baruch Sterman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762790423
Size: 64.55 MB
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Baruch Sterman brilliantly recounts the complete, amazing story of this sacred dye that changed the color of history.

Jewels

Author: Victoria Finlay
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345493354
Size: 64.39 MB
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In this scintillating book, journalist Victoria Finlay embarks on her own globe-circling search for the real stories behind some of the gems we prize most.