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Color by Victoria Finlay
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Oct 11, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: kindle

Yay. Whew! Didn't think I was going to finish this one, but I stayed with it and I'm glad I did. My cousin recommended COLOR: A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE PALETTE, saying it's her all-time, favorite book. If you love non-fiction, you might agree with my cousin. For me, it was kind of like required reading for an art history class. I found myself not wanting to continue the saga, although, truly, it's VERY well-written, quite engaging, and very well plotted. Victoria traveled the world on her quest to learn about the history of various colors and dyes, how they were created in the past, how these actions have impacted the present, and which variables influenced their development. The book is organized in a unique way, divided into sections by color Interesting stuff for some folks, just not my thing. I recommend COLOR: A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE PALETTE to anyone who loves a good, solid, informative, non-fiction, well-told read.

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