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The Secret Lives of Colour

The Secret Lives of Colour

Author: Kassia St Clair
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'A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every colour has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking. Very hard painting the hallway magnolia after this inspiring primer.' Simon Garfield The Secret Lives of Colour tells the unusual stories of the 75 most 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 colours and where they come from (whether Van Gogh's chrome yellow sunflowers or punk's fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilisation. Across fashion and politics, art and war, The Secret Lives of Colour tell the vivid story of our culture.
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A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every colour has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking. Very hard painting the hallway magnolia after this inspiring primer. Simon Garfield
Author description
Kassia St Clair studied the history of women's dress and the masquerade during the eighteenth-century at Bristol and Oxford. She has since written about design and culture for the Economist, House Garden, Quartz and 1843, and has had a column about colour in Elle Decoration since 2013. She lives in London. www.kassiastclair.com
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General Fields

  • : 9781473630819
  • : John Murray General Publishing Division
  • : John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • : October 2016
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 320
  • : en
  • : Kassia St Clair
  • : 306.09
  • : Hardback
  • : Illustrated edition