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Random House, 12/03. A Natural History of the Palette. Item #21933
ISBN: 0812971426

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)

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Price: $18.00

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