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Description for Colour Paperback. On a journey that takes her from Afghanistan, to the Australian outback, to ancient caves in China, and the saffron harvest in Spain, Victoria Finlay gives an extraordinary, and compelling account of the history of colour. Num Pages: 512 pages, Maps and integrated illustrations. BIC Classification: AFC; HBT; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 30. Weight in Grams: 354.
'It's pure pleasure to join this gutsy arts reporter-cum-scholar on her quest for historical pigments and dyes around the world' Independent 'Both picaresque and picturesque, it's a rich read.' Evening Standard Colour tells the remarkable story of Victoria Finlay's quest to uncover the many secrets hidden inside the paintbox. On her travels she visited remote Central American villages where women still wear skirts dyed with the purple tears of sea snails; learned how George Washington obsessed about his green dining room while he should have been busy with matters of state; and investigated the mystery of Indian Yellow ... Read more

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About Victoria Finlay
Victoria Finlay worked as a journalist in Hong Kong for eleven years, five of which were spent as arts editor for the South China Morning Post. Colour was her first book; since then she has also written Jewels: A Secret History, A Brilliant History of Color in Art, and Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World. She studied social ... Read more

Reviews for Colour
[Victoria Finlay's] curiosity is inexhaustible, her reading wide, and her writing style a delight
Sunday Telegraph
It's pure pleasure to join this gutsy arts reporter-cum-scholar on her quest for historical pigments and dyes around the world
A highly companionable guide, adventurous and romantic
Independent on Sunday
A treasure trove of human history and ... Read more

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