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Cochineal red: the art history of a color

Cochineal red: the art history of a color

Phipps, Elena; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

From antiquity to the present day, colour has been embedded with cultural meaning. Associated with blood, fire, fertility & the life force, the colour red has always been extremely difficult to achieve & thus highly prized. This book discusses the origin of the red colourant derived from the insect cochineal

Paperback, Book. English.
Published New Haven, [Conn.; London: Yale University Press, c2010
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Statement of responsibility: Elena Phipps
ISBN: 0300155131, 9780300155136
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Issue of The Metropolitan Museum of Art bulletin, Winter 2010.
Note: At foot of title: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Physical Description: 48 p. : col. ill., col. maps, col. ports. ; 28 cm.
Subject: Cochineal History.; Red in art.; Cochineal.; Colour; Art and Design.; Color in textile crafts.; Red in art History.
Added Entry: Metropolitan Museum of Art bulletin.