Author: Kassia St Clair
Translation: Helena Álvarez de la Miyar
Published by Indicios
Hardcover. 320 pages
A beautiful book with a hardcover format and colorful pages, in keeping with its contents. Best Seller in the UK. An original book about color, the way we perceive it and the history of its main shades. In The Secret Lives of Color, Kassia St Clair tells the unusual stories of 75 shades, tints and colors. From blonde to ginger, through the brown that changed the way battles were fought, the white that protected against the plague, the blue age of Picasso, the charcoal color of the Lascaux cave paintings, acid yellow, Kelly green, scarlet women and imperial purple. All these unusual and fascinating stories together form a resplendent thread that runs throughout the story. In this book, Kassia St Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and their origins (be it the chrome yellow of Van Gogh's sunflowers or fluorescent punk pink) into an unrepeatable study of human civilization. From fashion to politics, art to war, The Secret Lives of Color tells the intense story of our culture.