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The color revolution

Author: Regina Lee Blaszczyk
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press in association with the Lemelson Center, Smithsonian Institution, ©2012.
Series: Lemelson Center studies in invention and innovation.
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"In this book, the author traces the relationship of color and commerce, from haute couture to automobile showrooms to interior design, describing the often unrecognized role of the color profession in consumer culture. She examines the evolution of the color profession from 1850 to 1970, telling the stories of innovators who managed the color cornucopia that modern artificial dyes and pigments made possible. These  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Regina Lee Blaszczyk
ISBN: 9780262017770 0262017776
OCLC Number: 771057369
Awards: Winner of Society for the History of Technology Sally Hacker Prize 2013.
Description: xiv, 380 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Mauve mania --
Anarchy --
Nationalism --
Hide and seek --
True blue --
Entente --
L'ensemble américain --
Rainbow cities --
Mood conditioning --
Sunshine yellow --
Think pink!
Series Title: Lemelson Center studies in invention and innovation.
Responsibility: Regina Lee Blaszczyk.

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