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Bright Earth : Art and the Invention of Color - 01 edition

Bright Earth : Art and the Invention of Color (ISBN10: 0226036286; ISBN13: 9780226036281)
ISBN13: 978-0226036281
ISBN10: 0226036286

Summary: If you want to know why a good blue was so hard to find for so long, or why printed reproductions rarely match the color of the originals, or why Rothko's canvases have changed color in only forty years, or just about anything else about the art and science involved in creating and using color, Bright Earth is the book for you. From Egyptian wall paintings to the Venetian Renaissance, impressionism to digital images, Philip Ball tells the fascinating story of how art
, chemistry, and technology have interacted throughout the ages to render the gorgeous hues we admire on our walls and in our museums.
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Summary: If you want to know why a good blue was so hard to find for so long, or why printed reproductions rarely match the color of the originals, or why Rothko's canvases have changed color in only forty years, or just about anything else about the art and science involved in creating and using color, Bright Earth is the book for you. From Egyptian wall paintings to the Venetian Renaissance, impressionism to digital images, Philip Ball tells the fascinating story of how art, chemistry, and technology have interacted throughout the ages to render the gorgeous hues we admire on our walls and in our museums. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 04/28/2003
International: No

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