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The Resource The colours of history, Clive Gifford ; illustrated by Marc-Etienne Peintre

The colours of history, Clive Gifford ; illustrated by Marc-Etienne Peintre

Label
The colours of history
Title
The colours of history
Statement of responsibility
Clive Gifford ; illustrated by Marc-Etienne Peintre
Title variation
The colours of history
Title variation remainder
how colours shaped the world
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
ART: GENERAL INTEREST (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). 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 interpretive double-page spread illustration, followed by illustrated entries exploring the 'colourful' 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. Age 9+
Summary
"Why did Roman emperors wear purple? Which colour is made from crushed beetles? Why is the Chicago River dyed green? From vermilion to verdigris, every shade has a story to tell. Embark on a vibrant journey to discover the part each color has played in history."--Back cover
Illustration
Award
USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2019
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10771974
Cataloging source
WWBK
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Gifford, Clive
Dewey number
701.85
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8+
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1120
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 9
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Peintre, Marc-Etienne
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True
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  • Colours
  • Colours
  • Colour
  • Symbolism of colours
  • Colour
  • Colour
Target audience
juvenile
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how colors shaped the word
Label
The colours of history, Clive Gifford ; illustrated by Marc-Etienne Peintre
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A world of colour -- Yellows (Yellow ochre ; Chrome yellow ; Gamboge ; Inca gold ; Saffron ; Orange) -- Reds (Cochineal ; Vermilion ; Pink ; Red Ochre ; Mummy brown) -- Purples (Puce ; Tyrian purple ; Orchil) -- Blues (Indigo ; Prussian blue ; Egyptian blue ; Ultramarine ; Woad) -- Greens (Verdigris ; Irish & Kelly green ; Scheele's green) -- Kohl black & graphite ; Lime & lead white
Control code
000062141797
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9781784939670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030534189
Label
The colours of history, Clive Gifford ; illustrated by Marc-Etienne Peintre
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A world of colour -- Yellows (Yellow ochre ; Chrome yellow ; Gamboge ; Inca gold ; Saffron ; Orange) -- Reds (Cochineal ; Vermilion ; Pink ; Red Ochre ; Mummy brown) -- Purples (Puce ; Tyrian purple ; Orchil) -- Blues (Indigo ; Prussian blue ; Egyptian blue ; Ultramarine ; Woad) -- Greens (Verdigris ; Irish & Kelly green ; Scheele's green) -- Kohl black & graphite ; Lime & lead white
Control code
000062141797
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9781784939670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030534189

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