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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
A brilliant exploration of the science of art and of colour
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Book Description Viking, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A few small marks to the page edges. No Dust Jacket. Small annotations in pencil to some of the pages. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0012006878
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Book Description Viking for Penguin, London 2002, 2002. 19.0 x 13.0cms, 434pp, colour illusts, very good+ hardback & dustwrapper The chapters cover; the physics and chemistry of colour; colour technology in antiquity; alchemy's secret legacy; the glory of the renaissance; the revival of the austere palette; synthetic pigments & the dawn of colour chemistry; Impressionism's bright impact; dyes & the industrialisation of colour; the problem of blue; the ever-changing canvas; how art appears in reproduction; colour as a form of modernism. Seller Inventory # 162569
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Book Description Viking, London, 2001. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. vi-xiv, 434pp; pencil notes and diagram to rear endpage; illustrated, scuffed d/j; water stain to bottom of jacket and binding; ffep pencil-indented Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 039839
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