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Random House Trade

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.

Author: Victoria Finlay
Publisher: Random House Trade
Published: 12/30/2003
Pages: 464
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.81lbs
Size: 8.18h x 5.52w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780812971422

About the Author
A British citizen living in Hong Kong, Victoria Finlay has worked for Reuters and was the arts editor for the South China Morning Post for four and a half years before leaving to write this book. She writes regularly about arts and travel for Hong Kong newspapers and international media.

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