The Secret Lives of Color Price: $13.99 (as of 09/12/2019 05:17 PST- Details)

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“Fantastically written and thoughtfully produced . . . Filled with anecdotes and engaging research, this sublime compendium has all of the answers.”
—Nina Martyris, NPR’s Very best Books of 2017

“In case you adore Colour, you’ll love The Secret Lives of Color. This passionate and majestic compedium . . . will leave you bathed within the Beautiful optics of sunshine.”

“A kaleidoscope of Captivating, discursive essays . . . A gentle and vigorous guide [that] gives a number of contemporary clues for the brain’s colourful calculations.”
The Economist


The Guardian

“The history of colours, it seems, is the tale of science in addition to art. Kassia St. Clair’s entertaining book brings them each into vivid relief.”
The Wall Street Journal

The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair presents readers with [an] opportunity to relish in in a different way mundane sides of fact. . . . A fascinating mixture of aesthetic research and optical science, it would make any person a keen observer of our kaleidoscopic global.”
Popular Science

“Riveting . . . diligently researched . . . No matter what your opinion of a shade, The Secret Lives of Color supplies a few illuminating views on it.”

“A mind-expanding tour of the arena with out leaving your paintbox. Each and every Colour has a story, and listed here are one of the most so much alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking.”
—Simon Garfield, New York Times bestselling writer of Just My Kind: A Book About Fonts

“St. Clair delivers a mixture of science, humor, and art history on this selection of bite-sized essays at the cultural and social lore of colours. . . . Her sentences ensure sustained reading. . . . [Her] rhetoric beautifies the type of the temporary essay.”
Publishers Weekly

The Secret Lives of Color holds wonder and satisfaction at Each and every striation of the rainbow.”

“Brimming with tips, historical insights and curious stories.”
Elle Decoration

“Weirdly Attention-grabbing.”

—The Financial Times

“Attention-grabbing insights . . . a lexicon of colours, concurrently revealing the cultural attitudes that resolve our responses to them.”
Country Living

“What The Secret Lives of Colour offers actually is, in a few sense, a flash portrait of human civilization, a zigzagging and unpredictable exploration of ways considerably Colour has formed histories and disciplines, fueled empires, modified the character of war and brought about species to flourish or face extinction.”
Chemistry World

“A will have to for any person all for Colour [or] decorating, but additionally language, culture and art.”
—The Chromologist

“A murals in its own right, The Secret Lives Of Color is a gorgeous tactile book.”
—The Pool

“St. Clair serves up a chromatic buffet.”

<a href="javascript:void(0)" data-action="a-expander-toggle" class="a-declarative" data-a-expander-toggle="a contract journalist and writer primarily based in London. She graduated from Bristol School with a firstclass honors degree in history in 2007 and went directly to do a master’s degree at Oxford. There she wrote her dissertation on girls’s masquerade costumes all over the eighteenth century and graduated with difference. She has since written about design and culture for publications together with The Economist, House & Garden, Quartz, and the New Statesman. She has had a column about Colour in Elle Decoration since 2013 and is a former assistant books and humanities editor for The Economist.




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