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Title: Color
A Natural History of the Palette

ISBN: 0812971426

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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
Categories: Color,

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