Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic color and used it to create the famous blue crown of Queen Nefertiti? Or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? In the Roman Empire, hundreds of thousands of snails had to be sacrificed to produce a single ounce of dye. Throughout history, 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 pure luck, Chromatopia reveals the origin stories behind over fifty of history's most vivid color pigments.
Featuring informative and detailed color histories, a section on working with monochromatic color, and "recipes" for paint-making, Chromatopia provides color enthusiasts with an eclectic story of how synthetic colors came to be. Red lead, for example, was invented by the ancient Greeks by roasting white lead, and it became the dominant red in medieval painting.
Spanning from the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, and vibrantly illustrated throughout, this book will add a little chroma to anyone's understanding of the history of colors.
Автор: Willson Harry Название: The Use of a Box of Colours, in a Principal Demonstration on Composition, Light and Shade, and Colour: Illustrated by Plain and Coloured Examples (Cla ISBN: 1334039917 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781334039911 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 5820 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Excerpt from The Use of a Box of Colours, in a Practical Demonstration on Composition, Light and Shade, and Colour: Illustrated by Plain Examples Between those works on Art which are too costly, or too old to be useful 'now, - those, which are too comprehensive or prolix - and those, which teach nothing, - it was suggested to the Author, that an investigation and simple arrangement of the Principles on which he has hitherto successfully taught, with useful results, would form a Practical Treatise, calculated to abridge the labours and shorten the road of the Student. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.