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Ors used to wear togas dyed with a purple color that was made from an odorous Lebanese shellfish–which probably meant their scent preceded them In the eighteenth century black dye was called logwood and grew along the Spanish Main Some of the first indigo plantations were started in America amazingly enough by a seventeen year old girl named Eliza And the popular van Gogh painting White Roses at Washington’s National Gallery had to be renamed after a researcher discovered that the flowers were originally done in a pink paint that had faded nearly a century ago Color is full of extraordinary people events and anecdotes–painted all the dazzling by Finlay’s engaging styleEmbark upon a Having an affinity for all things color I was attracted to the cover of Color A Natural History of the Palette while visiting the Met one afternoon about a year ago I bought it and have been reading it for the past year I m sad to say that I found the cover to be the best part of this book The book wasn t bad but it also was nowhere near great Finlay sets about the task of researching the origins of the pigments of the paintbox Ochre Black Brown White Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet For each color she researches the historical beginnings of the colors specifically trying to illuminate why each color is named the way it is eg Tyrian Purple Indian Yellow etc She does this by trekking across the globe to the points of interest in hopes of discovering the histories and sometimes secrets of the colors from the indigenous people who in some cases still use the time honored traditions In some regards this book elaborates upon colors In some regards this book is a travelogue In yet other regards this book is part imagination when Finlay is unable to find hard and fast facts about her subject she will often say I imagine this to be trueI think if I could I would rate this book 25 stars It is mildly interesting but perhaps a bit too long The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) renamed after a Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic researcher discovered that the flowers were originally done in a pink paint that had faded nearly a century ago Color is full of extraordinary people events and anecdotes–painted all the dazzling by Finlay’s engaging styleEmbark upon a Having an affinity for all things color I was attracted to the cover of Color A Natural History of the Palette while visiting the Met one afternoon about a year ago I bought it and have been Earthfall (Homecoming, reading it for the past year I m sad to say that I found the cover to be the best part of this book The book wasn t bad but it also was nowhere near great Finlay sets about the task of A Daddy for Christmas researching the origins of the pigments of the paintbox Ochre Black Brown White Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet For each color she Banned in Britain researches the historical beginnings of the colors specifically trying to illuminate why each color is named the way it is eg Tyrian Purple Indian Yellow etc She does this by trekking across the globe to the points of interest in hopes of discovering the histories and sometimes secrets of the colors from the indigenous people who in some cases still use the time honored traditions In some Hour of the Beast regards this book elaborates upon colors In some Dictionary Of Dreams regards this book is a travelogue In yet other The Love of a Latino regards this book is part imagination when Finlay is unable to find hard and fast facts about her subject she will often say I imagine this to be trueI think if I could I would Other Days, Other Eyes rate this book 25 stars It is mildly interesting but perhaps a bit too long

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Color A Natural History of the Palette

In this vivid and captivating journey through the colors of an artist’s palette Victoria Finlay takes us on an enthralling adventure around the world and through the ages illuminating how the colors we choose to value have determined the history of culture itselfHow did the most precious color blue travel all the way from remote lapis mines in Afghanistan to Michelangelo’s brush What is the connection between brown paint and ancient Egyptian mummies Why did Robin Hood wear Lincoln green In Color Finlay explores the physical materials that color our world such as precious minerals and insect blood as well as the social and political meanings that color has carried through timeRoman emper Funny story with this book got to page 112 and discovered that pages 113 to 146 were missing Thankfully Random House publisher came to the rescue and sent me a replacement copy Until it came I was in suspense about how ladies used to poison themselves by accident with white cosmetics that were made from leadThis book was interesting not only for the information about colors but also for the author s travels She went to great lengths to get to the source of some colors and along the way educates the reader about old customs and cultures Fascinating book that will fill your head with lots of information that will seem useless unless you appear on Jeopardy some day It made me look at everything around me a little attentively though really noticing the color Is that blue indigo or violet and thinking about where that color source may have been auired The Numbers Game remote lapis mines in Afghanistan to Michelangelo’s brush What is the connection between brown paint and ancient Egyptian mummies Why did Robin Hood wear Lincoln green In Color Finlay explores the physical materials that color our world such as precious minerals and insect blood as well as the social and political meanings that color has carried through timeRoman emper Funny story with this book got to page 112 and discovered that pages 113 to 146 were missing Thankfully Random House publisher came to the Tall man riding. rescue and sent me a The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory replacement copy Until it came I was in suspense about how ladies used to poison themselves by accident with white cosmetics that were made from leadThis book was interesting not only for the information about colors but also for the author s travels She went to great lengths to get to the source of some colors and along the way educates the The Big Golden Book of Poetry reader about old customs and cultures Fascinating book that will fill your head with lots of information that will seem useless unless you appear on Jeopardy some day It made me look at everything around me a little attentively though NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW really noticing the color Is that blue indigo or violet and thinking about where that color source may have been auired

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Thrilling adventure with this intrepid journalist as she travels on a donkey along ancient silk trade routes; with the Phoenicians sailing the Mediterranean in search of a special purple shell that garners wealth sustenance and prestige; with modern Chilean farmers breeding and bleeding insects for their viscous red blood The colors that craft our world have never looked so bright Colour was first published by Hodder Stoughton in 2002 The text of this edition follows that of the first edition with minor emendations Endpaper map by Yoco Typographic design by Andrew Barker Printed on Furioso paper at Firmengruppe Appl Wemding Germany Bound by them in cloth printed with a design by Jörn Kaspu LOVE me a book where I can pick a chapter and read up on what s been taunting my mind thus I love anthologies and various other collectionsin Color I found a fantastic historical recounting of the whowherewhywhat of much of our commonly accepted color palette And that alone means something because there is a surprisingly low ratio of general citizens who knows REALLY what color is about how it s made how we wrestlednegotiatedbullied our ways into being enjoyerspurveyors of it Lot s of lessons to be learned The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) routes; with the Phoenicians sailing the Mediterranean in search of a special purple shell that garners wealth sustenance and prestige; with modern Chilean farmers breeding and bleeding insects for their viscous Homewrecker red blood The colors that craft our world have never looked so bright Colour was first published by Hodder Stoughton in 2002 The text of this edition follows that of the first edition with minor emendations Endpaper map by Yoco Typographic design by Andrew Barker Printed on Furioso paper at Firmengruppe Appl Wemding Germany Bound by them in cloth printed with a design by Jörn Kaspu LOVE me a book where I can pick a chapter and Make your own model forts & castles read up on what s been taunting my mind thus I love anthologies and various other collectionsin Color I found a fantastic historical Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury recounting of the whowherewhywhat of much of our commonly accepted color palette And that alone means something because there is a surprisingly low How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim ratio of general citizens who knows REALLY what color is about how it s made how we wrestlednegotiatedbullied our ways into being enjoyerspurveyors of it Lot s of lessons to be learned


10 thoughts on “Color A Natural History of the Palette

  1. says:

    The disclaimers I imagine perhaps possibly it could be that appear in this NON FICTION book far times than they should While I liked the content of about three uarters of the book it infuriated me at times when the author would sudde

  2. says:

    This is one of those books where you walk into a room finger on page and yell ‘Did you know that Cherry Coke is full of dead insects’ at someone chopping onions before ambling away again It is a very charming and anecdotal book in which Victoria Finlay racks up the air miles trying to research the history of paints and dyes and colourings from across the spectrumIt is as she points out uite strange to thi

  3. says:

    Funny story with this book got to page 112 and discovered that pages 113 to 146 were missing Thankfully Random House publisher came to the rescue and sent me a replacement copy Until it came I was in suspense about how ladies used to poison themselves by accident with white cosmetics that were made from leadThis book was interest

  4. says:

    I’m always on my guard when I start reading a commodity history In many cases this is an endless accumulation of facts and anecdotes often unsystematic and what is worse without critical screening I had bad experiences with Mark Ku

  5. says:

    I remember when I was a child getting a box of paints in small tubes I was fascinated by the names of the colours words I had never heard of before vermillion magenta auamarine cochineal carmine They might have been only shades of orange purple blue and red but those exotic names gave those paints just a little magic Did

  6. says:

    Having an affinity for all things color I was attracted to the cover of Color A Natural History of the Palette while visit

  7. says:

    Oh this book had so much promise And yet it fell flat I was expecting to read of a history book but it turned out to be a traveloguememoir and a tad too self involved for my tastes Moreover the author does a lot of imagini

  8. says:

    LOVE me a book where I can pick a chapter and read up on what's been taunting my mind thus I love anthologies and various other col

  9. says:

    I’d call this a travelogue on the origin of pigments and dyes of each rainbow color and I believe the only book to really tackle the history of color This book had been on my radar a while but I had decided not to read i

  10. says:

    Overall this was really interesting though it did take a month to read It saved the best colors for last indigo from the indigo plant and violet from sea snail tears There was an interesting balance maybe unsuccessful between the author trying to respect indigenous cultures or protected places and finding the information

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