Book ID: CBB950630081

March of the Pigments: Color History, Science and Impact (2022)


Orna, Mary Virginia (Author)

Royal Society of Chemistry

Publication Date: 2022
Physical Details: 500
Language: English

Humans have been unpacking the earth to use pigments since cavemen times. Starting out from surface pigments for cave paintings, we’ve dug deep for minerals, mined oceans for colors and exploited the world of plants and animals. Our accidental fumbles have given birth to a whole family of brilliant blues that grace our museums, mansions and motorcars. We’ve turned waste materials into a whole rainbow of tints and hues to color our clothes, our food and ourselves. With the snip of a genetic scissor, we’ve harnessed bacteria to gift us with “greener” blue jeans and dazzling dashikis. As the pigments march on into the future, who knows what new and exciting inventions will emerge? Mary Virginia Orna, a world-recognized expert on color, will lead you through an illuminating journey exploring the science behind pigments. Pausing for reflections en route to share stories around pigment use and discoveries informed by history, religion, sociology and human endeavour, this book will have you absorbing science and regaling tales. Jam packed with nuggets of information, March of the Pigments will have the curiously minded and the expert scientist turning pages to discover more.

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Review Nicholas Zumbulyadis (2022) Review of "March of the Pigments: Color History, Science and Impact". Bulletin for the History of Chemistry (pp. 327-328). unapi

Review Jo Kirby (2023) Review of "March of the Pigments: Color History, Science and Impact". Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (pp. 202-204). unapi

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Kuehni, Rolf
Rossi, Maria Stella
Shamey, Renzo
Berrie, Barbara H.
Rossi, Michael Paul
Baker, Tawrin
Journal of Design History
Indian Journal of History of Science
Archives d'Histoire Doctrinale et Littéraire du Moyen Âge
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Springer International Publishing
University of Chicago Press
MIT Press
Manchester University Press
J & J Publishing
Il lavoro editoriale
Color theory
Dyes, synthetic
Dyes, natural
Visual perception
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Franklin, Christine Ladd
Rood‏, Ogden Nicholas
Dietrich von Freiberg
Thomas Aquinas, Saint
Peirce, Charles Sanders
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
17th century
20th century
Early modern
United States
French Guiana
South America
Du Pont Company

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