A Perfect Red

Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061980893
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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: Random House
ISBN: 1448111331
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For those who knew its secrets, red was a source of wealth and power. To obtain it, men sacked ships, turned spy, courted death. This is their story.

A Perfect Red

Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060522755
Size: 52.18 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 ...

Red

Author: Michel Pastoureau
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691172773
Size: 34.69 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 ...

American Phoenix

Author: Sarah S. Kilborne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451671814
Size: 23.26 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 ...

A Red Like No Other

Author: Carmella Padilla
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847846431
Size: 19.93 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: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571265464
Size: 18.24 MB
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Mauve is the beguiling story of a man who invented a colour, and in the process transformed the world around him.

The Materiality Of Color

Author: Andrea Feeser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351542745
Size: 65.50 MB
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Amy Butler Greenfield, A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the
Color of Desire (New York: HarperCollins, 2005), 36. Phipps, Cochineal Red, 6.
Twenty shillings made up a pre-decimal pound in money; hence, to buy a ton at ...

Indigo

Author: Catherine E. McKinley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608195899
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But Indigo is also the story of a personal quest: Catherine McKinley is the descendant of a clan of Scots who wore indigo tartan as their virile armor; the kin of several generations of Jewish "rag traders"; the maternal granddaughter of a ...

Jewels

Author: Victoria Finlay
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345493354
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In this scintillating book, journalist Victoria Finlay embarks on her own globe-circling search for the real stories behind some of the gems we prize most.