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Color : a natural history of the palette

Author: Victoria Finlay
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In "Color, " a narrative history of the colors of the rainbow, author Finlay explores the physical materials that color the world, such as lapis and insectUs blood, as well as the social and political meanings that color has carried throughout time.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Victoria Finlay; Victoria Finlay; Victoria Finlay
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Finlay
ISBN: 0345444302 9780345444301
OCLC Number: 51302192
Description: xii, 448 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface: The beginning of the rainbow --
Introduction: The paintbox --
Ochre --
Black and brown --
White --
Red --
Orange --
Yellow --
Green --
Blue --
Indigo --
Violet --
Epilogue: The end of the rainbow.
Other Titles: Colour
Responsibility: Victoria Finlay.

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In "Color, " a narrative history of the colors of the rainbow, author Finlay explores the physical materials that color the world, such as lapis and insectUs blood, as well as the social and political meanings that color has carried throughout time.
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