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The secret lives of color, Kassia St. Clair

Label
The secret lives of color
Title
The secret lives of color
Statement of responsibility
Kassia St. Clair
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
155.9/1145
Index
index present
LC call number
BF789.C7
LC item number
S64 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The secret lives of color, Kassia St. Clair
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn971521646
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780143131144
Lccn
2017014300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143131144
  • (OCoLC)971521646
Label
The secret lives of color, Kassia St. Clair
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn971521646
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780143131144
Lccn
2017014300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143131144
  • (OCoLC)971521646

Library Locations

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      94 State Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950, US
      42.808951 -70.8711658
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