Why did Roman emperors wear purple? Which colour is made from crushed beetles? What green pigment might be used to build super-fast computers of the future? From black to white, and all the colours in between, every shade has a story to tell. Each colour group is introduced with a stunning and interpretative double-page spread illustration, followed by illustrated entries exploring the history of particular shades. With vivid, thought-provoking illustrations and engaging, bite-sized text, this book is a feast for the eyes and the mind, ready to enthral budding artists and historians alike.
'What an intriguing title!.. With vivid, thought-provoking illustrations and engaging bite-sized text, this book is a feast for the eyes and the mind, ready to enthral budding artists and historians alike.' * Parents in Touch *
A stunning exploration of colour, its development and its importance in history. Twenty-four colours have been divided into shades and these sections are explored across a number of beautifully-illustrated and eye-catching pages. * The Reading Zone *
This fascinating book takes a unique view on world history, but organised by colour not date...This will be the perfect library resource for all artists and historians alike. * The Just Imagine Story Centre *
Here's a stunning book full of amazing facts, tons of colour and of course a whopping great big dose of history. We LOVE it!
"The Colours of History" by Clive Gifford and Marc Peintre is just our sort of book.' * Read it Daddy blog *
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 28th March 2018
Publisher: QED Publishing, a division of Quarto Publishing plc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 21.6
Weight (kg): 0.38