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The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair

The Secret Lives of Color

The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair
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Oct 24, 2017 | 320 Pages
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Praise

 “A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every color has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking.”
—Simon GarfieldNew York Times bestselling author of Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

“A kaleidoscope of charming, discursive essays . . . A light and lively guide [that] offers plenty of fresh clues for the brain’s colorful calculations.”
The Economist

“Gorgeous.”
The Guardian

“St. Clair delivers a mix of science, humor, and art history in this collection of bite-sized essays on the cultural and social lore of colors. . . . Her sentences guarantee sustained reading. . . . [Her] rhetoric beautifies the form of the brief essay.”
Publishers Weekly

The Secret Lives of Color holds surprise and satisfaction at every striation of the rainbow.” 
Booklist

“Brimming with facts, historical insights and curious tales.”
Elle Decoration

“Weirdly fascinating.”
Wired

“Charming.”
—The Financial Times

“Fascinating insights . . . a lexicon of colors, simultaneously revealing the cultural attitudes that determine our responses to them.”
Country Living

“What The Secret Lives of Color offers really is, in some sense, a flash portrait of human civilization, a zigzagging and unpredictable exploration of how significantly color has shaped histories and disciplines, fueled empires, changed the nature of war and caused species to flourish or face extinction.”
Chemistry World 

“A must for anyone interested in color [or] decorating, but also language, culture and art.”
—The Chromologist

“A work of art in its own right, The Secret Lives Of Color is a beautiful tactile book.”
—The Pool

“St. Clair serves up a chromatic buffet.”
—Nature.com

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