A Perfect Red

Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448111331
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A Perfect Red recounts the colourful history of cochineal, a legendary red dye that was once one of the world's most precious commodities.

A Perfect Red

Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061980893
Size: 78.85 MB
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A Perfect Red recounts the colorful history of cochineal, a legendary red dye that was once one of the world's most precious commodities.

A Perfect Red

Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060522755
Size: 55.45 MB
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A history of the red dye cochineal cites its role in building the empires of monopoly holders in ancient Mexico and sixteenth-century Spain, tracing the efforts of European pirates, explorers, alchemists, scientists, and spies to discover ...

Cochineal Red

Author: Elena Phipps
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588393615
Size: 12.13 MB
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" "This book discusses the origin of the red colorant derived from the insect cochineal, its early use in Precolumbian ritual textiles from Mexico and Peru, and the spread of the American dyestuff through cultural interchange following the ...

American Phoenix

Author: Sarah S. Kilborne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451671814
Size: 25.79 MB
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The incredible story of nineteenth-century millionaire William Skinner, a leading founder of the American silk industry, who lost everything in a devastating flood—and his improbable, inspiring comeback to the pinnacle of the business ...

Red

Author: Michel Pastoureau
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691172773
Size: 65.96 MB
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In this beautifully illustrated book, Michel Pastoureau, the acclaimed author of Blue, Black, and Green, now masterfully navigates centuries of symbolism and complex meanings to present the fascinating and sometimes controversial history of ...

A Red Like No Other

Author: Carmella Padilla
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847846431
Size: 42.73 MB
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The captivating story of the pursuit of the most powerful color. A global symbol of power, wealth, mystery, and sexuality, red has seduced viewers and inspired artists for millennia.

Mauve

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1786892790
Size: 73.13 MB
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From the fetching ribbons soon tying back the hair on every fashionable head in London, to the laboratories in which scientists first scrutinized the human chromosome under the microscope, leading all the way to the development of modern ...

The Key Of Green

Author: Bruce R. Smith
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226763811
Size: 34.28 MB
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A unique cultural history, The Key of Green considers the significance of the color in the literature, visual arts, and popular culture of early modern England.

The Brilliant History Of Color In Art

Author: Victoria Finlay
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606064290
Size: 64.33 MB
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Her rich narrative is illustrated in full color throughout with 166 major works of art—most from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Readers of this book will revel in a treasure trove of fun-filled facts and anecdotes.