£9.09
  • RRP: £12.99
  • You Save: £3.90 (30%)
FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Secret Lives of Colou... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Secret Lives of Colour Paperback – Illustrated, 6 Sep 2018

4.7 out of 5 stars 108 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback, Illustrated
£9.09
£7.75 £7.71
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more

Frequently bought together

  • The Secret Lives of Colour
  • +
  • The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History
  • +
  • The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine
Total price: £26.02
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


Product details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray; Illustrated edition edition (6 Sept. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781473630833
  • ISBN-13: 978-1473630833
  • ASIN: 1473630835
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 2.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 108 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

If you want to fall back in love with colour, read The Secret Lives of Colour (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)

A dazzling and vibrant history of colour, from Van Gogh's wilting yellow sunflowers to Turner's deadly green and Picasso's darkest period (MAIL ON SUNDAY)

This is a gorgeous book (GUARDIAN)

Even Farrow and Ball don't know as much about the secret lore of colour as Kassia St Clair... Almost every page throws up an unexpected detail and insight... Extraordinarily full and interesting...An ideal crib and a valuable resource not only for the design-conscious but for students. (Brian Morton TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT)

The weirdly fascinating history of your favourite hues from an unwittingly deadly, arsenic-tinged green to Van Gogh's favoured yellow (WIRED)

'An excellent, innovative and idiosyncratic cultural history that will colour your thinking...St Clair writes with style, energy and knowledge, explaining many mysteries succinctly and wittily, such as why a regular tomato is, for example, not red. Tomatoes appear red because that's the very wavelength their skin does not absorb. A 'red' tomato lies to tell the truth.. Snappily designed, with high production values...[The Secret Lives of Colour is] attractive and diverting.' (Stephen Bayley SPECTATOR)

Beautiful...See how a single colour can tell different stories across the globe. (DAILY MAIL)

A work of art in its own right... a beautiful tactile book filled with fascinating anecdotes about every colour from blonde to puce. (THE POOL)

Charming (FINANCIAL TIMES)

From pink boys' clothes to blue warpaint; why orange spells danger and other colourful tales (DAILY TELEGRAPH)

Book Description

The unforgettable history of colours and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-coloured volume

See all Product description

From the Publisher


108 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

By customer groups & interests
History
4.8
Children's Books
4.8

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

6 October 2017
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
24 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
4 May 2017
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
20 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
4 May 2017
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
19 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
TOP 500 REVIEWER
25 January 2019
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
19 August 2017
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
29 June 2017
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
13 February 2017
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
5 July 2017
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: industrial chemistry book