Chromatopia

An Illustrated History of Colour
by David Coles
$34.99

Publisher: Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd

Publication Date: April 28, 2020

ISBN: 9781760760618

Binding: Paperback

Availability: 7-14 Days

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Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic colour; or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? Throughout history, artists' pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung, and even crushed insects. From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and serendipity, Chromatopia reveals the origin stories of over 50 of history's most extraordinary pigments.