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The secret lives of color / Kassia St. Clair.

St. Clair, Kassia, (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 155.911 St.CL (Text) 840191002465314 Auburn Plaza - New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 01/20/2018
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse 747.94 St.C (Text) 50577011098387 Adult New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143131144
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: First published in Great Britain by John Murray (Publishers), an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-314) and index.
Summary, etc.: "The unforgettable, unknown history of colors and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-colored volume The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso's blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history. In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh's chrome yellow sunflowers or punk's fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture. "A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every color has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking."--Simon Garfield,author of Just My Type"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Color > Psychological aspects > History.
Color > Social aspects > History.
Symbolism of colors > History.

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