The Story Of Colour

The Story of Colour
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books
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Total Pages 212
ISBN 9781782436911
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Why is green the colour of envy? Why is black 'evil'? Why is white pure? Why do we 'feel blue' or 'see red'? Why do colours have different meanings for different cultures? When we look at or talk about a colour in a particular setting, we are as likely to see its cultural or symbolic meaning as the shade itself. Why? Sometimes our grasp of a colour relates to the random way we define it. Light blue is called 'blue' but, over the last century or two, light red has become pink, whereas in Russia light blue and dark blue are separate colours. Does language play a part in our perception of colours? In most cases, the origins of why we view a colour in a certain way goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Blue was not always a boy's colour; pink was not always a girl's. Indeed, less than one hundred years ago, in the West, it was the other way round. This book offers a lively, anecdotal treatment of the cultural mysteries of colour, and focuses on the way we respond to colours, the significance we give them - and how these things change over time and from place to place. It tells the story of how we have come to view the world through lenses passed down to us by art, science, politics, fashion, sport and, not least, prejudice.

The Story of Colour
  • Author : Gavin Evans
  • Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
  • Release Date : 2017-08-17

Why is green the colour of envy? Why is black 'evil'? Why is white pure? Why do we 'feel blue' or 'see red'? Why do colours have different meanings for different cultures? When we look at or talk about a colour in a particular setting, we are as likely to

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The Secret Lives of Colour
  • Author : Kassia St Clair
  • Publisher : John Murray
  • Release Date : 2016-10-20

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every colour has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking. Very hard painting the hallway magnolia after this inspiring primer.' Simon Garfield The Secret Lives of Colour tells the

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The Story of Color
  • Author : Faber Birren
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1941

Read online The Story of Color written by Faber Birren, published by which was released on 1941. Download full The Story of Color Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Chromaphilia
  • Author : Stella Paul
  • Publisher : Phaidon Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-13

Unlock the secrets of color - learn how and why it has been used in art over the centuries This vibrant and compelling book uses 240 artworks as case studies to tell the story of ten individual colors or color groups. It explores the history and meaning of each color in

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The Story of Color
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1945

Read online The Story of Color written by , published by which was released on 1945. Download full The Story of Color Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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A Color of His Own
  • Author : Leo Lionni
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2016

A little chameleon is distressed he doesn't have his own color like other animals, until he meets an older, wiser chameleon.

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Discoveries  Colors
  • Author : Fran├žois Delamare,Guineau Delamare,Bernard Guineau,Ber Francois
  • Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2000-11

Chronicles the history of dyes and pigments and their related industries, discussing colors in the Middle Ages; the explosion of supply and demand in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries; and advances in industrial chemistry.

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The Anatomy of Color
  • Author : Patrick Baty
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-06-29

The history of paint and color in interior design, spanning a period of three centuries

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Dancing Through Fields of Color
  • Author : Elizabeth Brown
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19

They said only men could paint powerful pictures, but Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) splashed her way through the modern art world. Channeling deep emotion, Helen poured paint onto her canvas and danced with the colors to make art unlike anything anyone had ever seen. She used unique tools like mops and

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The Color Purple
  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2003

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.

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The Color of Love
  • Author : Marra B. Gad
  • Publisher : Agate Bolden
  • Release Date : 2019

"A memoir about a mixed-raced Jewish woman who chooses to help her estranged Great-Aunt Nette after she develops Alzheimer's, a disease that erases Nette's prejudices, allowing Marra to develop a relationship with the woman who shunned her in youth"--Provided by publisher.

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The Story of Colors
  • Author : Marcos (subcomandante.),Subcomandante Marcos
  • Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press - Cinco Puntos Press
  • Release Date : 1999

"Beautiful bilingual retelling for children of a folktale from Chiapas that explains how colors were created, why people differ in color and ways of thinking, and why the macau sports all the colors. Excellent translation; stunning illustrations. A remarkable book"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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The Colour Monster
  • Author : Anna Llenas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-06

One day, Colour Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through colour. A gentle exploration of feelings for young and old

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An Eye for Color
  • Author : Natasha Wing
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01

Examines the life and accomplishments of this noted artist who studied the science of color and used bold shapes to create his unique works of art.

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The Story of Color
  • Author : Joan J. Perez
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-13

A world without color? Rain & Wind team up to do something about it. Withjust a little more help they change the world from blah to spectacular and nothing will ever be the same again...

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