The colours of history / Clive Gifford ; illustrated by Marc-Etienne Peintre.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : QED,
ISBN: 9781784939670 (pbk.) :
Why did Roman emperors wear purple? Which colour is made from crushed beetles? What green pigment might be used to build super-fast computers of the future? From black to white, and all the colours in between, every shade has a story to tell. Each colour group is introduced with a stunning and interpretive double-page spread illustration, followed by illustrated entries exploring the 'colourful' history of particular shades. With vivid, thought-provoking illustrations and engaging, bite-sized text, this book is a feast for the eyes and the mind, ready to enthral budding artists and historians alike.
64 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 29 cm
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