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

Mauve by Simon Garfield
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Jun 19, 2010

it was amazing

When I was writing my review of Color: A Natural History... yesterday I realized I'd never written about this book, a favorite in recent years. It's really the most interesting book I've read about a color. I remember feeling I was in London in the mid 19th century. And, of course, it was the BEGINNING of synthetic dyes which changed fashion forever.

I'd recommend it to anyone interested in chemistry (great mistakes in the lab and in the kitchen should always be appreciated!), colors and well-written non-fiction. It's a book both Steve, my mom, and I enjoyed alot- and it's nice to share our reading impressions with each other. BTW, who has my copy????

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