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.