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Color : A Natural History of the Palette
by Victoria Finlay


Overview - 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.
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780812971422
  • ISBN-10: 0812971426
  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • Publish Date: December 2003
  • Page Count: 464


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