The Secret Lives of Colour

The Secret Lives of Colour 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. We take colour for granted these days where ever you look you have garish clothing and brightly painted items competing for attention But it was never like that, go back several hundred years ago, and lost people wore grey or brown cloth that had been dyed with the ochres and earth colours Those that had some colour in their lives were the rich they could afford the purples and reds that adorned their clothes and the rare blues and yellows that graced their artworks.In this fascinating book, We take colour for granted these days where ever you look you have garish clothing and brightly painted items competing for attention But it was never like that, go back several hundred years ago, and lost people wore grey or brown cloth that had been dyed with the ochres and earth colours Those that had some colour in their liv
We chose this book for our January Amuse Book because it s an absolutely wonderful read about the history behind some of our favorite hue s It s a great conversation starter You won t believe some of these stories, we can t wait for all of our babes and beaus to read xo E K What a fascinating book If you ve ever wanted to knowabout colors and what they have meant throughout history, you ll find this to be an interesting read like I did It answers several questions that I didn t even know I had, such as why are doctors coats white Why was blue formerly associated with girls and pink associated with boys Why was blue a historically undervalued color in Western countries, even though today it s one of the most popular favorite colors in the world Why do What a fascinating book If you ve ever wanted to knowabout colors and what they have meant throughout history, you ll find this to be an interesting read like I did It answers several questions that I didn t even know I had, such as why are doctors coats white Why was blue formerly associated with girls and pink associated with b
I really enjoyed this book It s a series of short, and fascinating, stories of about 100 different colors I loved the random trivia and interesting facts I think anyone, even with an interest in color, would love this book A great gift idea A colourful read bound in a beautiful cover that would add colour to any coffee table Who knew that painting in the olden days required considerations such as making sure your paints didn t react with each other and burn a hole in the canvas Our brains normally collect and apply cues about the ambient light and texture We use these cues to adjust our perception, like applying a filter over a stage light The poor quality and lack of visual clues like skin colour in the dress image meant that o A colourful read bound in a beautiful cover that would add colour to any coffee table Who knew that painting in the olden days required considerations such as making sure your paints didn t react with each other and burn a hole in the canvas Our brains normally collect and apply cues about the ambient light and texture We use these cues to adjust our perception, like applying a filter over a stage light The poor quality and lack of visual clues like skin colour in the dress image meant that our brains had to guess at the
A fascinating tour through the history of colour, with the manufacture and popularity of a rainbow of hues discussed in lively, short essays that engage and amaze St Clair delves into the personalities, quirks and trivia associated with colours we take for granted in our everyday, colour saturated lives, but which were once difficult to obtain and produce From ground up precious gems, to poisons, to bugs, the astonishing origins of these oft times poetically names shades will delight the reade A fascinating tour t
From BBC Radio 4 Book of the week Writer Kassia St Clair gives a potted history of the colour palette, beginning with the surprising stories behind various shades of white.Read by Francesca DymondProducer Eilidh McCreadie.http www.bbc.co.uk programmes b08twfh4 Je zou kunnen zeggen dat de aanduiding huidkleur zo ver af staat van elke werkelijke huidkleur dat hij onschuldig is Het probleem is echter niet de kleur, of zelfs het woord, maar het etnocentrisme dat erachter steekt Iedereen met een huid die donkerder i
Fotorese a A m me gusta iniciar mis rese as con un breve resumen de que va la historia, en este caso no va a ser as porque, b sicamente por la sencilla raz n de que este libro no contiene una historia, si no muchas, de diversas partes del mundo, de diversas culturas y de diferentes hechos hist ricos Este libro nos presenta, a lo largo de sus p ginas, las historias detr s de muchos colores, razones del por qu de sus nombres e incluso de como fueron descubiertos, m Fotorese a A m me gusta iniciar mis rese as con un breve resumen de que va la historia, en este caso no va a ser as porque, b sicamente por la sencilla raz n de que este libro no contiene una historia, si no muchas, de diversas partes del mundo, de diversas culturas y de diferentes
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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Secret Lives of Colour
  • Kassia St. Clair
  • English
  • 04 August 2017
  • 1473630819