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Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour (Paperback)
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Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 01/05/2008
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Colour in art - as in life - is both inspiring and uplifting, but where does it come from? How have artists found new hues, and how have these influenced their work? Beginning with the ancients - when just a handful of pigments made up the artist's palette - and charting the discoveries and developments that have led to the many splendoured rainbow of modern paints, Bright Earth brings the story of colour spectacularly alive. Packed with anecdotes about lucky accidents and hapless misfortunes in the quests for new colours, it provides an entertaining and fascinating new perspective on the science of art.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099507130
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 344 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


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Brilliant...in every sense. Ball's book is the volume that has been missing from my library * Guardian *
Brings the mysterious subject of colour wonderfully alive. Quite literally an eye-opener * Economist *
A succinct and elegantly structured new survey of Western painting. Ball pitches his learning just right between academic history and a highly readable series of anecdotes and biographical sketches * Daily Mail *
Full of fascinating vignettes. Philip Ball writes engagingly on complicated topics * Sunday Telegraph *
Scattered with attractive particles, sparkles with redolent names... A solid, well-researched compendium of information * TLS *

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