Bright earth : the invention of colour / Philip Ball.
Publication year: 2008
Publisher: London : Vintage,
ISBN: 9780099507130 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Viking, 2001.
Where does colour come from? How have artists found new hues, and how have these influenced their work. Rich in anecdote, ranging from the ancient Greeks to the present day, 'Bright Earth' reveals how art is more of a science and science more of an art than might be supposed.
xiv, 434 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), col. ports. ; 20 cm.
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