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Victoria Finlay

Autor(a) de Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox

6+ Works 2,955 Membros 50 Reviews 2 Favorited

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Obras de Victoria Finlay

Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox (2002) 2,163 cópias, 29 resenhas
Jewels: A Secret History (2006) 437 cópias, 13 resenhas
The Brilliant History of Color in Art (2014) 175 cópias, 6 resenhas
Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World (2021) — Autor — 172 cópias, 1 resenha

Associated Works

Hebbes 8 : 12 nieuwe smaakmakers voor het voorjaar 2003 — Contribuinte — 5 cópias, 1 resenha

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art (323) art history (122) chemistry (15) color (281) color history (15) color theory (29) colors (29) cultural history (34) culture (9) design (15) dyeing (10) dyes (22) ebook (16) Folio (10) Folio Society (77) gems (17) gemstones (16) geology (16) history (309) jewelry (24) jewels (20) Kindle (13) microhistory (15) natural history (15) NF (8) non-fiction (322) paint (18) painting (50) pigment (18) pigments (44) read (20) reference (19) science (81) social history (13) textiles (16) to-read (211) travel (114) travelogue (9) unread (20) wishlist (15)

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which explored the history of fabric through a number of journeys taken by the author. I loved her previous books on color and jewels. She inserts herself into this one more, which sometimes enhances and at other times detracts from the narrative, but the stories of the fabrics remain fascinating. I was especially surprised at just how interesting the man made fabrics were, from serendipity ( gore-Tex Kevlar) to adventure (space suits) this book had something for everyone… (mais)
 
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cspiwak | Mar 6, 2024 |
a "gem" of a book.
I liked it's organization, the stories of the people and the gems themselves and the myths surrounding them. An enjoyable and informative read
 
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cspiwak | outras 12 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
interesting but not compelling at all, I had to remind myself to pick it up
 
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jskeltz | outras 28 resenhas | Nov 23, 2023 |
Lots of detail and worthwhile but I liked Secret Lives of Color a little better.
 
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kslade | outras 28 resenhas | Dec 8, 2022 |

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Obras
6
Also by
1
Membros
2,955
Popularidade
#8,638
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
50
ISBNs
43
Idiomas
4
Favorito
2

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