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

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An artificial dye, mauve, was discovered by a 19th-century chemist called William Perkin while searching for a synthetic alternative to natural quinine. This book examines how the different worlds of fashion, industry, business, chemistry and medicine were transformed by a single colour.

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

ISBN-13: 9780571201976

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