A Perfect Red

Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448111331
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A Perfect Red recounts the colourful history of cochineal, a legendary red dye that was once one of the world's most precious commodities.

A Perfect Red

Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061980893
Size: 43.55 MB
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A Perfect Red recounts the colorful history of cochineal, a legendary red dye that was once one of the world's most precious commodities.

A Perfect Red

Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060522755
Size: 68.27 MB
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A history of the red dye cochineal cites its role in building the empires of monopoly holders in ancient Mexico and sixteenth-century Spain, tracing the efforts of European pirates, explorers, alchemists, scientists, and spies to discover ...

Cochineal Red

Author: Elena Phipps
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588393615
Size: 74.17 MB
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" "This book discusses the origin of the red colorant derived from the insect cochineal, its early use in Precolumbian ritual textiles from Mexico and Peru, and the spread of the American dyestuff through cultural interchange following the ...

Red

Author: Michel Pastoureau
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691172773
Size: 21.22 MB
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In this beautifully illustrated book, Michel Pastoureau, the acclaimed author of Blue, Black, and Green, now masterfully navigates centuries of symbolism and complex meanings to present the fascinating and sometimes controversial history of ...

Empires Of The Atlantic World

Author: John Huxtable Elliott
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300123999
Size: 12.50 MB
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... for America (Philadelphia, 1986) Greenfield, Amy Butler, A Perfect Red. Empire
, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire (New York, 2005) Greven,
Philip J., Four Generations. Population, Land and Family in Colonial Andover,
Massachusetts (Ithaca, NY and London, 1970) Griffin, Clive, The Cromhergers of
Seville. The History of a Printing and Merchant Dynasty (Oxford, 1988) Griffiths,
Nicholas, The Cross and the Serpent. Religious Repression and Resurgence in
Colonial ...

A Red Like No Other

Author: Carmella Padilla
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847846431
Size: 56.46 MB
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The captivating story of the pursuit of the most powerful color. A global symbol of power, wealth, mystery, and sexuality, red has seduced viewers and inspired artists for millennia.

The Key Of Green

Author: Bruce R. Smith
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226763811
Size: 59.94 MB
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A unique cultural history, The Key of Green considers the significance of the color in the literature, visual arts, and popular culture of early modern England.

Mauve

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1786892790
Size: 70.70 MB
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From the fetching ribbons soon tying back the hair on every fashionable head in London, to the laboratories in which scientists first scrutinized the human chromosome under the microscope, leading all the way to the development of modern ...

Indigo

Author: Catherine E. McKinley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408822369
Size: 72.81 MB
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But it is also the story of a personal quest: Catherine McKinley's ancestors include a clan of Scots who wore indigo tartan, several generations of Jewish 'rag traders' and Massachusetts textile factory owners, and African slaves who were ...