Title:Mauve - How One Man Invented a Colour that Changed the World
Born of a laboratory accident, mauve - this odd shade of purple - revolutionized fashion, industry, and the practice of science. Mauve became the most desirable shade in the fashion houses of Paris and London in the late 1800s and quickly led to crimsons, violets, blues, and greens, earning its inventor a fortune. But its importance extends far beyond ballgowns. Before mauve, chemostry was largely a theoretical science. William Perkin's discovery sparked new interest in industrial applications of chemistry research, which later brought about the development of explosives, perfume, photography, modern medicine, and today's plastics industry... and sparked new interest in the industrial applications of chemistry research. of colour illustrations....
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