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Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour

by: David Coles

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Publisher: Thames & Hudson,01.08.18


ISBN: 1760760021
ISBN13: 9781760760021

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From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and serendipity, Chromatopia reveals the origin stories of over 50 of history's most extraordinary pigments.

Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic colour; or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? Throughout history, artist pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung, and even crushed insects.

Spanning the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, this is a book for the artist, the history buff, the science lover and the design fanatic.

David Coles has lived his life within the world of colour. He is the founder and head paint-maker of Langridge Artist Colours, one of the world's most respected makers of artists' oil paints. With over 23 years experience, he is widely respected within the artist community and is regularly a guest lecturer at leading art colleges. David is proud to have helped a generation of artists discover, select, and master materials for their artistic intentions.