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Chromatopia

David Coles


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ISBN: 9781760760021
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From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and serendipity,Chromatopia reveals the origin stories of over 50 of history's most extraordinary pigments.
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  • Hardcover
    $36.00
ISBN: 9781760760021
ANNOTATION:
From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and serendipity,Chromatopia reveals the origin stories of over 50 of history's most extraordinary pigments.

Annotation

From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and serendipity,Chromatopia reveals the origin stories of over 50 of history's most extraordinary pigments.

Publisher Description

Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic colour; or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? Throughout history, artist pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung, and even crushed insects. From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and serendipity,Chromatopia reveals the origin stories of over 50 of history's most extraordinary pigments.Spanning the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, this is a book for the artist, the history buff, the science lover and the design fanatic.

Author Biography

Chromatopia is the creation of David Coles, founder and master paintmaker at Langridge Artist Colours - one of the world's most respected makers of artists' oil paints. David has been involved in the world of colour his whole life, both as a paintmaker and lecturer. By bringing art and science together, this book is the culmination of a life's work in the field.Over the last twenty-five years, David has channelled this enthusiasm for colour into guest lectures for many of the world's leading art colleges. In the process, he has helped a generation of artists discover,select, and ultimately master the materials best suited to their artistic intentions.

Review

This book surveys the origin stories of more than 50 vivid color pigments, providing a comprehensive understanding of the history of colors.

Prizes

Short-listed for Australian Book Designer Awards 2019 (Australia)
Long-listed for Australian Book Industry Awards 2019 (Australia)

Product Details

ISBN-10
1760760021
ISBN-13
9781760760021
Author
David Coles
Year
2018
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2018-08-01
Pages
240
Illustrations
Illustrated in colour throughout
Publisher
Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication
Australia
Subtitle
An Illustrated History of Colour

Product Reviews

24 Jan, 2019
By Paul
08 Jan, 2019
This was a gift for an artist- well received!
By Toni
04 Jan, 2019
I purchased this for my sister who is an artist and she loved it
By ELIZABETH
07 Nov, 2018
By michele
23 Oct, 2018
simply a beautiful book with amazing images. Brilliant resource about colour!
By Jodi
05 Oct, 2018
a beautifully produced book full of fascinating information and gorgeous photographs. david coles is a living treasure.
By anne
26 Sep, 2018
Informative and beautifully presented.
By Andrew