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Chromatopia: An illustrated history of colour by David Coles

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January-February 2019, no. 408
Simon Caterson reviews 'Chromatopia: An illustrated history of colour' by David Coles

Chromatopia: An illustrated history of colour

by David Coles

Thames & Hudson, $49.99 hb, 224 pp, 9781760760021

Chromatopia: An illustrated history of colour by David Coles

Reviewed by
January-February 2019, no. 408

The story of art could be framed as a narrative of tension between the boundless creative imagination of artists and the practical limitations – including instability, scarcity, even toxicity – of their materials. As master paint-maker David Coles explains in this wonderful book, the vividness and permanence of artists’ colours have never been assured.

Simon Caterson reviews 'Chromatopia: An illustrated history of colour' by David Coles

Chromatopia: An illustrated history of colour

by David Coles

Thames & Hudson, $49.99 hb, 224 pp, 9781760760021

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