A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World


The colour red has seduced viewers and inspired imaginations for millennia. A global symbol of power, wealth, mystery, and sexuality, red incites human emotion like no other colour. Blue may reflect the heavens, and green the earth, but red is the color of life itself--the bold blush of blood and love. In today's world, reproductions of the colour are ubiquitous in all media, but this was not always so. For thousands of years, European painters, weavers, and other artists engaged in a quest for the source of the perfect red: a red at once colourfast and resistant to light, a red to rival the best reds of nature. Then in the 1520s, Spanish explorers discovered in the grand Aztec markets of Mexico a dye read more

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ISBN:

9780847846436

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

320

Dimensions:

27cm x 22cm

RRP:

$125.00

Category:

Art and Photography

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 September 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carmella Padilla