The Secret Lives Of Colour

January 10, 2017|
The Secret Lives Of Colour by 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 Colourtells the unusual stories of the 75 most fascinating shades, dyes and hues. Fromblondetoginger, thebrownthat changed the way battles were fought to thewhitethat protected against the plague, Picasso'sblueperiod to thecharcoalon the cave walls at Lascaux,acidyellowtokelly green, and fromscarletwomen toimperial 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'schrome yellowsunflowers or punk'sfluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilisation. Across fashion and politics, art and war,TheSecret Lives of Colourtell the vivid story of our culture.

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 theEconomist,House & Garden,Quartzand1843, and has had a column about colour inElle Decorationsince 2013. She lives in
Title:The Secret Lives Of ColourFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1473630819

ISBN - 13:9781473630819

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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