Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Journalist Finlay's first book is a blend of travelogue and historical exploration about the myriad ways color takes on meaning for us, whether as a matter of aesthetics, economics, war or culture. (And really, she tried staining wood with stale urine? Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0812971426 and 9780812971422. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. I just noticed on looking it up on Amazon that the British version of this is subtitled Travels through the Paintbox, whereas the American version is subtitled A Natural History of the Palette. Discover the tantalizing true stories behind your favorite colors. Most of what you wanted to know about how our colour palette came to be. To delve into this book is to see the experimental, scientific side of the old masters and the artistic qualities of inventors and explorers. This is cheap but very defective! This Is What I Know About Art (Pocket Change Collective), Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Color. What instigated the 1921 Tulsa Riot, one of the worst incidents of U.S. racial violence? Black theologian Bishop Tanner has surprising answers in his 1895 book. The reader will find enough local "color" and interesting tidbits to make the hours very pleasant indeed. Please try again. This book was okay - not great, but not boring either. By Philip Ball. There's also definitely a fiction story to be told in the adventures of some of the people Finlay talks about, like the adventurer who risked death to steal some beetle-infested cactus chunks. (Is she not a scholar? Color: A Natural History of the Palette has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Thank you x, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 14, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 5, 2015. For example: Cleopatra used saffron—a source of the color yellow—for seduction. Color: A Natural History of the Palette Victoria Finlay. Her quest for blue brought Finlay to Afghanistan in 2000, where she was the first woman ever to tour a 7,000-year-old lapis lazuli mine, and one of the last Westerners to see the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan. Unable to add item to List. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices. Rev. A history of many famous dyes and pigments, as you'd expect. Defining color is a simple matter-visible light of a particular wavelength. It wasn't right for me to even try to see them, I decided." Please try again. It was a great journey through time, space and colours! Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Color: A Natural History of the Palette. Henson, a.k.a. Please try again. Focusing in on painting's primary trio of red, yellow, and blue, Philip Ball explores the science and stories behind the pigments, from the red ochre of Lascaux … I just noticed on looking it up on Amazon that the British version of this is subtitled Travels through the Paintbox, whereas the American version is subtitled A Natural History of the Palette. Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Art - 464 pages. I thought this would be a history of the different colors but it was more a travelogue with historical snippets thrown in. She states she left without calling because they were "secret"... "and had been put into the safekeeping of the museum, for whenever Aboriginal elders or scholars want to consult them. Or is it? . Color (Paperback) A Natural History of the Palette. So figuring out which note goes with which part of the text is your challenge. Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2018, I generally love this type of non-fiction... anecdotes, quirky information, etc. Color: A Natural History of the Palette - Paperback By Finlay, Victoria - GOOD. OTHER BOOKS. The point is, she presents speculation as fact. I just noticed on looking it up on Amazon that the British version of this is subtitled Travels through the Paintbox, whereas the American version is subtitled A Natural History of the Palette. 62745 Ratings. Amazon.in - Buy Color: A Natural History of the Palette book online at best prices in India on Amazon.in. (Is she not a scholar? She states she left without calling because they were "secret"... "and had been put into the safekeeping of the museum, for whenever Aboriginal elders or scholars want to consult them. Curious social mores, serendipitous science, and lots of skulduggery are all part of the rich spectrum Finlay so cheerfully illuminates. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Although this book was more and two hundred pages, it was a wonderful, well researched, attention grabbing narrative about the history of color, the difference between pigment and dye , the search for "forgotten" recipes and human sentiment around the globe to color. Marvelously detailed and an unparalleled examination of Native American knowledge on California's natural resources conservation efforts. Defective Kindle Edition (review of Kindle only), Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2016. Take a journey with Japanese Yokai into a humorous, stress relieving place for surviving office politics and keeping it all in perspective. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. Detailed lessons on texture, shape, value, space, & more, with 12 workshops to help you become a better artist. I realize this was a way to showcase possible ingredients used in the varnish BUT without a careful read it comes across as fact. “The use of natural pigments is similarly embodied in the Orthodox teaching that humanity—like all Creation—was created pure but not perfect, and the purpose of being born is to reach your true potential.” ― Victoria Finlay, Color: A Natural History of the Palette The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 464 pages and is available in Paperback format. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Each color, as it turns out, has many intriguing stories behind it, and Finlay delves into many of these with boundless enthusiasm. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. 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