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Part travelogue, part narrative history, COLOUR unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable and beautifully written book remembers a time when red paint was really the colour of blood, when orange was the poison pigment, blue as expensive as gold, and yellow made from the urine of cows force-fed with mangoes. It looks at how green was carried by yaks along the silk road, and how an entire nation was founded on the colour purple. ...

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Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox 2006, Sceptre

ISBN-13: 9780340936405

Paperback

Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox 2003, Sceptre

ISBN-13: 9780340733295

Mass-market paperback

Colour: Travels through the Paintbox 2002, Sceptre

ISBN-13: 9780340826324

Export edition

Trade paperback

Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox 2002, Sceptre

ISBN-13: 9780340733288

Hardcover