Vivian's Reviews > Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World

Mauve by Simon Garfield
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Jul 14, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: history-and-science
Read in July, 2012

A very nice overview of the development of laboratory produed dyes, and how they replaced most natural dyes. A very quick read, but delightful description of laboratories and scientists - including how one scientist can be celebrated and forgotten more than once for the same discovery.
A good companion book to 'A Perfect Red' (which I read right before this) which covers natural dyes very nicely.

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