Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour

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One of the least studied aspects of the history of art is the tools the artist uses - in particular the materials that give paints their rich and varied colours. Traditionally, the focus has been on inspiration rather than the practicalities of how (or if) an artist could achieve a particular colour. This book redresses the balance. Rich in anecdote, ranging from the ancient Egyptians to the present day, BRIGHT EARTH reveals how art is more of a science and science more of an art than might besupposed.

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“Philip Ball ... brings the mysterious subject of colour wonderfully alive in an entertaining and informative book” -- The Economist

“a persuasive demonstration that chemistry, aesthetics and history shine brighter when properly mixed” -- BBC History Magazine

“a succinct and elegantly structured new survey of Western painting” -- Daily Mail

“‘Bright Earth’ is full of ... fascinating vignettes which provide unexpected vistas on the relation between art and technology” -- Sunday Telegraph

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A brilliant exploration of the science of art and of colour

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