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Clive Gifford and Marc-Etienne Peintre

The Colours of History

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Why did Roman emperors wear purple?

Which colour is made from crushed beetles? What green pigment might be used to build super-fast computers of the future?

From black to white, and all the colours in between, every shade has a story to tell.

Each colour group is introduced with a stunning and interpretative double-page spread illustration, followed by illustrated entries exploring the history of particular shades. With vivid, thought-provoking illustrations and engaging, bite-sized text, this book is a feast for the eyes and the mind, ready to enthral budding artists and historians alike.


Author: Clive Gifford

Illustrator: Marc-Etienne Peintre

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 64

Imprint: QED

Publication Date: 28 Mar 2018

ISBN: 9781784939670