Secret Lives of Colour, The

Kassia St Clair

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: John Murray Press

Published: 06-09-2018

£12.99

The unforgettable history of colours and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-coloured volume

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Description

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER’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 GarfieldThe 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.

Additional information

Weight 0.535 kg
Dimensions 26 × 164 × 197 mm
Page Count 336