A Natural History of the Palette
Victoria Finlay

Discover the tantalizing true stories behind your favorite colors.
For example: Cleopatra used saffron—a source of the color yellow—for seduction. Extracted from an Afghan mine, the blue “ultramarine” paint used by Michelangelo was so expensive he couldn’t afford to buy it himself. Since ancient times, carmine red—still found in lipsticks and Cherry Coke today—has come from the blood of insects.

Title Color
Subtitle A Natural History of the Palette
Author Victoria Finlay
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
Title First Published 30 December 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 464 p.
ISBN-10 0812971426
ISBN-13 9780812971422
Publication Date 30 December 2003
Main content page count 464
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.00

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