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Color: A Natural History of the Palette

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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.

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Color: A Natural History of the Palette 2003, Random House Trade, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780812971422

Trade paperback

Color: A Natural History of the Palette 2003, Ballantine Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780345444301

Ballantine Books edition

Hardcover