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The Colour of Heaven - Runcie, James
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From the author of THE DISCOVERY OF CHOCOLATE -- a romantic historical quest set in Renaissance Florence and China surrounding the search for ultramarine. THE COLOUR OF HEAVEN is a fictional account of a young man who travelled to what are now Afghanistan and China to discover lapis lazuli, the precious stone that when turned into ultramarine changed the history of painting -- allowing artists to abandon gold as a background and open up depth, landscape and perspective with the most beautiful shade of blue. Along the way, ...

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The Colour of Heaven 2006, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780007235278

Large type edition

Trade paperback

The Colour of Heaven 2004, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780007119875

Mass-market paperback

The Colour of Heaven 2003, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780007119868

Hardcover