The Secret Lives of Colour

The Secret Lives of Colour
Library Shelf Location 05c.STCL
Publication Date 2018

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.

ISBN 9781473630833
Quantity 1
Pages 336pp
Author Kassia St Clair
Publisher John Murray
Related Artists Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso
Category Colour Theory and Usage in Art & Design
Keywords Colour, Color, Colour Theory
Language English

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