The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St. Clair

Into the Wild

The history of colors and the vivid stories behind them in a 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 study of human civilization. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture.

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ISBN : 1473630819
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages

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