Color: A Natural History of the Palette

By: Finlay, Victoria

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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.

Title: Color: A Natural History of the Palette

Author Name: Finlay, Victoria

Categories: Art History/Theory,

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: January 2004

ISBN Number: 0812971426

ISBN Number 13: 9780812971422

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 290817