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The Secret Lives of Color
Author: Kassia St. Clair

ISBN: 9780143131144
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 24 October 2017
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 14.0 x 2.8
Description:
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.

About the Author

Kassia St. Clair is a freelance journalist and author based in London. She graduated from Bristol University with a first-class honors degree in history in 2007 ...

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