THE COLORS OF HISTORY

Subtitle How Colors Shaped the World

Clive Gifford
Price $16.95
Description Description
WINNER OF THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD BEST BOOK WITH FACTS 2019!

A truly unique approach to history and a fascinating read that is guaranteed to keep boredom at bay, The Colours of History studies the shades, hues and pigments which have shaped the past and present.

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? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this vibrant exploration of the stories behind different colours, and the roles they've played throughout history.

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 interpretive double-page spread illustration, followed by illustrated entries exploring the ‘colourful’ 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.
Format:
Format Juvenile - Hardcover 64 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9781682973400
Size:
Size8.50 in x 11.42 in / 216.00 mm x 290.00 mm
Published:
Published Date April 19th, 2018
Clive Gifford
Clive Gifford has traveled to more than 70 countries, climbed rocket launch towers, ridden on robots, and flown gliders. He's had more than 200 books published and has received nominations for or won Royal Society, School Library Association, Smithsonian, and TES awards. He won the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book with Facts 2019 for his title The Colors of History (QEB). Clive lives in Manchester, UK. 
Marc-Etienne Peintre
Marc-Etienne Peintre studied illustration at the Emile Cohl school in Lyon before moving to Paris where he works as an illustrator of magazines and picture books, employing a playful and offbeat style that makes strong use of colour and texture.
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