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Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Finalist for the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-360) and index.

About the Author

Philip Ball majored in chemistry at the University of Oxford and received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Bristol. He is a writer and consulting editor for Nature and a regular contributor to the scientific and popular press, including New Scientist and the New York Times. Ball is the author of six other books, including The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature and Life's Matrix: A Biography of Water.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Eye of the Beholder

The Scientist in the Studio

2. Plucking the Rainbow

The Physics and Chemistry of Color

3. The Forge of Vulcan

Color Technology in Antiquity

4. Secret Recipes

Alchemy's Artistic Legacy

5. Masters of Light and Shadow

The Glory of the Renaissance

6. Old Gold

The Revival of an Austere Palette

7. The Prismatic Metals

Synthetic Pigments and the Dawn of Color Chemistry

8. The Reign of Light

Impressionism's Bright Impact

9. A Passion for Purple

Dyes and the Industrialization of Color

10. Shades of Midnight

The Problem of Blue

11. Time As Painter

The Ever-Changing Canvas

12. Capturing Color

How Art Appears in Reproduction

13. Mind Over Matter

Color as Form in Modernism

14. Art for Art's Sake

New Materials, New Horizons

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226036281
Author:
Ball, Philip
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Chemistry
Subject:
Color
Subject:
Color in art
Subject:
Dyes and dyeing
Subject:
Art and industry
Subject:
Coloring matter
Subject:
Color Theory
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Dyes and dyeing -- Chemistry.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
41 color plates, 13 halftones, 6 line dr
Pages:
434
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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