The Colours of History: How Colours Shaped the World

Author(s): Clive Gifford


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.


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Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of more than 200 books for children and young adults. His titles published by Ivy Kids include The Human Body in 30 Seconds, Brain Twisters, and Eye Benders, winner of the 2014 Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.

General Fields

  • : 9781784939670
  • : Quarto Publishing Group UK
  • : QED Publishing
  • : 0.38
  • : February 2018
  • : .6 Centimeters X 22 Centimeters X 29.3 Centimeters
  • : May 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Clive Gifford
  • : Other book format
  • : 1804
  • : Marc-Etienne Peintre
  • : English
  • : 535.6
  • : 64