Mauve: How One Man Invented a Colour That Changed the World

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Mauve: How One Man Invented a Colour That Changed the World - Garfield, Simon

Mauve is the beguiling story of a man who invented a colour, and in the process transformed the world around him. Before 1856, artificial colour was derived with difficulty and at enormous expense from animals, minerals or plants. But in 1856 a chemist called William Perkin found a way of making colour from coal. Perkin found mauve by chance, at ... Read More

Mauve: How One Man Invented a Colour That Changed the World 2001, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571209170

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Mauve: How One Man Invented a Colour That Changed the World 2000, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571201976

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