Colour - Travels through the Paintbox
Title:
Colour - Travels through the Paintbox
Finlay, Victoria
$15.00
On her quest to uncover the secrets of colour, Finlay visited remove Central American villages where women still wear skirts dyed with the purple tears of sea snails; learned how George Washington obsessed about his green dining room while he should have been busy with matters of state; and investigated the mystery of Indian Yellow paint, said to have been made from the urine of cows force-fed with mango leaves... Full of forgotten facts and beguiling anecdotes... it would be hard to confront a painting ever again without seeing in it a kind of coded map of the world...
Second hand Paperback
Stock: 
2
ISBN: 
9780340936405 or 9780340733295
SKU:
42890