{Free pdf} Chromatopia : An illustrated history of colourAuthor David Coles – Stg2bio.co

Stunningly produced book with lovely colour plates and full of interesting information about pigments, inks and colours. A fantastic book for pigment and color history lovers The descriptions for each colorant are concise and informative, and the photography is some of the best I ve seen of this genre Crisp, clear images with interesting lighting and perspectives Highly recommend So interesting Just great really informative fabulous photographs Amazing read this book is a must read for artists and also for schoolchildren studying art Color dominates our visual landscape and it s history is fascinating Well written and illustrated. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.Learning about the history of the pigments I paint with and many I don t because they are no longer in use was very interested.I think the book was thorough and well written. I have been wanting this book, and saw it arrive then disappear So I KNOW I am getting it for Christmas I looks divine Cannot wait History of pigments and current applications Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic colour or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail Throughout history, artist pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung, and even crushed insects From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and pure luck, Chromatopia reveals the origin stories behind over fifty of history s most vivid colour pigments Spanning the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, this is the book for the artist, the history buff, the science lover and the design fanaticTable of ContentsIntroduction A Life Lived in ColourThe First ColoursColour in the Time of the AncientsColour and the Classical WorldMedieval ColoursWriting InksDyes, Lakes and PinkesMysterious ColoursThe Explosion of ColourA Brave New World of ColourThe Science of Modern Colour