Colour

Author(s): Victoria Finlay

Art

Discover the tantalizing true stories behind your favorite colors.
For example: Cleopatra used saffron—a source of the color yellow—for seduction. Extracted from an Afghan mine, the blue “ultramarine” paint used by Michelangelo was so expensive he couldn’t afford to buy it himself. Since ancient times, carmine red—still found in lipsticks and Cherry Coke today—has come from the blood of insects.

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General Fields

  • : 9780812971422
  • : Random House Publishing Group
  • : Random House
  • : January 2004
  • : 21.00 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm X 2.50 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 535.6
  • : 448
  • : Victoria Finlay