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The Resource Bright earth : art and the invention of color, Philip Ball

Bright earth : art and the invention of color, Philip Ball

Label
Bright earth : art and the invention of color
Title
Bright earth
Title remainder
art and the invention of color
Statement of responsibility
Philip Ball
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bright Earth provides a glimpse into a little-explored avenue in the history of art and science: the creation of pigments and dyes and their influence on painting, as well as on fashion, merchandising, and the textile and chemical industries. For as long as artists have turned their dreams into images, they have relied on technical knowledge to supply their materials. Today almost every shade imaginable is easily available in off-the-shelf tubes; every hue and tincture is manufactured and ready for immediate use by the painter. But up until the eighteenth century, most artists ground and mixed their own pigments, and by necessity had considerable skill as a practical chemists."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, Philip
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7432.7
LC item number
.B35 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Color in art
  • Coloring matter
  • Dyes and dyeing
  • Art and industry
Label
Bright earth : art and the invention of color, Philip Ball
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Penguin, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-360) and index
Contents
The eye of the beholder: the scientist in the studio -- Plucking the rainbow: the physics and chemistry of color -- The forge of Vulcan: color technology in antiquity -- Secret recipes: alchemy's artistic legacy -- Masters of light and shadow: the glory of the Renaissance -- Old gold: the revival of austere palette -- The prismatic metals: synthetic pigments and the dawn of color chemistry -- The reign of light: Impressionism's bright impact -- A passion for purple: dyes and the industrialization of color -- Shades of midnight: the problem of blue -- Time as painter: the ever-changing canvas -- Capturing color: how art appears in reproduction -- Mind over matter: color as form in Modernism -- Art for art's sake: new materials, new horizons
Control code
ocm50669206
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 382 p.
Isbn
9780226036281
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2002035981
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)50669206
Label
Bright earth : art and the invention of color, Philip Ball
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Penguin, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-360) and index
Contents
The eye of the beholder: the scientist in the studio -- Plucking the rainbow: the physics and chemistry of color -- The forge of Vulcan: color technology in antiquity -- Secret recipes: alchemy's artistic legacy -- Masters of light and shadow: the glory of the Renaissance -- Old gold: the revival of austere palette -- The prismatic metals: synthetic pigments and the dawn of color chemistry -- The reign of light: Impressionism's bright impact -- A passion for purple: dyes and the industrialization of color -- Shades of midnight: the problem of blue -- Time as painter: the ever-changing canvas -- Capturing color: how art appears in reproduction -- Mind over matter: color as form in Modernism -- Art for art's sake: new materials, new horizons
Control code
ocm50669206
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 382 p.
Isbn
9780226036281
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2002035981
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)50669206

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