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Bright Earth Philip Ball

Bright Earth By Philip Ball

Bright Earth by Philip Ball

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Colour in art - as in life - is both inspiring and uplifting, but where does it come from?

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Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour by Philip Ball

Colour in art - as in life - is both inspiring and uplifting, but where does it come from? How have artists found new hues, and how have these influenced their work? Beginning with the ancients - when just a handful of pigments made up the artist's palette - and charting the discoveries and developments that have led to the many splendoured rainbow of modern paints, Bright Earth brings the story of colour spectacularly alive. Packed with anecdotes about lucky accidents and hapless misfortunes in the quests for new colours, it provides an entertaining and fascinating new perspective on the science of art.

Bright Earth Reviews every sense. Ball's book is the volume that has been missing from my library * Guardian *
Brings the mysterious subject of colour wonderfully alive. Quite literally an eye-opener * Economist *
A succinct and elegantly structured new survey of Western painting. Ball pitches his learning just right between academic history and a highly readable series of anecdotes and biographical sketches * Daily Mail *
Full of fascinating vignettes. Philip Ball writes engagingly on complicated topics * Sunday Telegraph *
Scattered with attractive particles, sparkles with redolent names... A solid, well-researched compendium of information * TLS *

About Philip Ball

Philip Ball writes regularly in the scientific and popular media and worked for many years as an editor for physical sciences at Nature. His books cover a wide range of scientific and cultural phenomena, and include Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads To Another (winner of the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books), The Music Instinct, Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything, Serving The Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Science Under Hitler and Invisible: The history of the Unseen from Plato to Particle Physics.

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Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour by Philip Ball
Used - Like New
Vintage Publishing
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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