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  • Hardcover: 504 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society (30 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426210302
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426210303
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 3.7 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 508,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An exceptional picture-book, Life In Colour (National Geographic £25), selects the colours of Nature and illustrates them with dazzling photographs from across the world. The images are unexpected: green macaw feathers look like a verdant landscape, the reflection of a yellow boat on the surface of a river resembles watered silk. A fascinating introduction traces the symbolism assigned to colour by different cultures. Thus, red is the colour of purity in India, of brides in China and Japan, of mourning in parts of Africa and of heroism and pride over much of the world, while in the West, according to experiments, red still signals sexual power. --Daily Mail Online 6th December 2012

About the Author

ANNIE GRIFFITHS was one of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic. She has photographed dozens of magazine and book projects for the Society, and her work has appeared in LIFE, Smithsonian, Paris Match, Stern, and many other publications. Annie has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Associated Press, and the White House News Photographers Association. She is a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Laust on 31 Oct. 2012
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A wonderful book full of beautifull photos - a good book to look in, and a good book for learning new photographers about compositions.
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So disappointed. I bought this book as a colour study to help with my illustration, and a large percentage of the photos feature muddy or blurred colours, and are clearly low resolution image files printed larger than they should be. The print quality is frequently blurred and often looks very cheap and nasty, it totally undermines some of the amazing photography inside. Also, photos are sometimes stretched across two pages meaning the focal point of the image sometimes gets buried in the page fold. A really bizarre oversight, that.

Between checking the amazing looking contents using Amazon's 'look inside' feature and this being a National Geographic book, I thought its quality was guaranteed. Not so sure I'll pick up another NG book after this.
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By D. Burkmar on 24 July 2013
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The photographs in this book are fabulous. I love that the book is divided into colour sections rather than subject matter. Very varied photographs and of things that i would not usually get to see myself. The book was bought for my dad who is fascinated by the beautiful detail in the picutres.
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You have to look through this book to appreciate it;it is too good just to be on a coffee table!
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Life in Colour is a Must Have! 21 Dec. 2014
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This book is absolutely amazing! I am so glad I bought it! It is going to give me countless hours of joy and pleasure just looking at these incredible photographs! Thank you National Geographic Photographers for sharing your vision with the world!
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