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Colors : what they mean and how to make them

Author: Anne Varichon; Toula Ballas
Publisher: New York : Abrams, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Color is one of the most basic means of human expression. It can connote mood, social standing, political alignment, or merely personal preference. In Colors, archaeologist and ethnologist Anne Varichon presents a comprehensive history of colro: its origins, its symbolism, its significance. Why was purple the chosen color of royality and nobility? how have technological developments like bleach changed or deminished  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2006935953
(OCoLC)86105510
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Varichon; Toula Ballas
OCLC Number: 989852576
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 287 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface --
White --
Yellow --
Red --
Violet --
Blue --
Green --
Brown and black --
Index.
Other Titles: Couleurs.
Responsibility: Anne Varichon ; translated from the French by Toula Ballas.

Abstract:

Color is one of the most basic means of human expression. It can connote mood, social standing, political alignment, or merely personal preference. In Colors, archaeologist and ethnologist Anne Varichon presents a comprehensive history of colro: its origins, its symbolism, its significance. Why was purple the chosen color of royality and nobility? how have technological developments like bleach changed or deminished the importane of white? In addition to historical information on the extraction and meaning of different colors since Bibical times, Varichon provides recipes for creating each color using traditional sources from cultures around the world. -- Cover.

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