Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour por David Coles

December 9, 2019

Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour por David Coles
Titulo del libro : Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour
Autor : David Coles

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David Coles con Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour

Críticas David Coles delves into the historic and scientific background of some of our favourite hues --Homes & AntiquesA fascinating and absorbing read that's genuinely hard to put down. --The ArtistThe master-paint maker [David Coles] puts together the tale of serendipity, family legacy, chance meetings and tenacious pursuit of the alchemical transformation of dirt into colour --.CentDavid Coles delves into the historic and scientific background of some of our favourite hues --Homes & AntiquesThe surprisingly beautiful science behind how paint is made --CNN StyleA visual feast … sumptuous illustrations that make you want to rub your face in the plate and absorb the delicious goodness before you --Art Book ReviewThe history of colour offers a view of human nature through a prism of enterprise and cruelty, innovation and ambition --New EuropeanDavid Coles poured his heart and soul into crafting Chromatopia, and out came an eloquent and unmissable paean to the importance of a phenomenon we generally overlook: colour --PaperCrafter Reseña del editor Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic colour; or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? Throughout history, artist pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung, and even crushed insects. From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and pure luck, Chromatopia reveals the origin stories behind over fifty of history’s most vivid colour pigments. Spanning the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, this is the book for the artist, the history buff, the science lover and the design fanatic.Table of ContentsIntroduction: A Life Lived in Colour • 1. The First Colours • 2. Colour in the Time of the Ancients • 3. Colour and the Classical World • 4. Medieval Colours • 5. Writing Inks 6. Dyes, Lakes and Pinkes • 7. Mysterious Colours • 8. The Explosion of Colour • 9. A Brave New World of Colour • 10. The Science of Modern Colour