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320 pages ; 23 cm.
"The unforgettable, unknown history of colors and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-colored volume The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso's blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet...
xi, 153 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm
"There is a lack of a systematic understanding of Ancestral Pueblo color choices over time and this manuscript aims at compiling a more complete picture of the geographic and temporal distribution of color use in the Ancestral Pueblo world. The manuscript consists of two parts. The first examines color itself, through the science of color perception to the social significance of color in the human experience. It includes ethnographic and archaeological...
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