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  • Colorby Victoria Finlay

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    In this vivid and captivating journey through the colors of an artist?s palette, Victoria Finlay takes us on an enthralling adventure around the world and through the ages, illuminating how the colors we choose to value have determined the history of culture itself. How did the most precious color blue travel all the way from remote lapis mines in... more...

  • Jewelsby Victoria Finlay

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.00

    Throughout history, precious stones have inspired passions and poetry, quests and curses, sacred writings and unsacred actions. In this scintillating book, journalist Victoria Finlay embarks on her own globe-circling search for the real stories behind some of the gems we prize most. Blending adventure travel, geology, exciting new research, and her... more...

  • Colourby Victoria Finlay

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 22.24

    Part travelogue, part narrative history, Colour unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable book remembers a time when red paint was really the colour of blood, when orange was the poison pigment, blue as expensive as gold, and yellow made from the urine... more...

  • Colourby Victoria Finlay

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    Part travelogue, part narrative history, Colour unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable book remembers a time when red paint was really the colour of blood, when orange was the poison pigment, blue as expensive as gold, and yellow made from the urine... more...

  • Colourby Victoria Finlay

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    Part travelogue, part narrative history, Colour unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable book remembers a time when red paint was really the colour of blood, when orange was the poison pigment, blue as expensive as gold, and yellow made from the urine... more...

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