Sunday, September 10, 2006

Bright Earth

A lazy day. Went with M to his office and read for a couple of hours while he worked. Book is Phillip Ball's Bright Earth, a wonderful history of colors and pigments. Talks about historical and cultural interpretations of colors, their chemistry, theories, and how colors are/were made. Learning lots of interesting tidbits, too, like the term 'miniatures' (as in miniature painting) comes from 'minium' for red and has nothing to do with their small size.

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