• Color: A Natural History of the Palette

Color: A Natural History of the Palette

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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.

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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.

Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Color: A Natural History of the Palette

  • Author

    Victoria Finlay

  • Book Type

    Business And Accounts

  • Date Published

    December 30, 2003

  • Specification

    Management And Technology

  • Pages

    464 Pages

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