A Natural History of the Palette
From the publisher:
Discover the tantalizing true stories behind your favorite colors.
- Cleopatra used saffron—a source of the color yellow—for seduction.
- Extracted from an Afghan mine, the blue “ultramarine” paint used by Michelangelo was so expensive he couldn’t afford to buy it himself.
- Since ancient times, carmine red—still found in lipsticks and Cherry Coke today—has come from the blood of insects.
448 pages, paperback, Random House (December 2003)
Author: Victoria Finlay
Publisher: Random House
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