11 March 2020

a good read!

yesterday, i made my quarterly pilgramage to the city's best book store, at the carlos museum at emory ---

this has to be the pick of the litter --- wonderful little synopses of various dyes, pigments, and what not, with a history of color woven through --- i knew about prussian blue and cochineal, white lead and titanium, but mummy brown and vanta black, e.g., not so much

beautiful photography, like this of lead white
 orpium and malachite
and instructions on how to make a few, including cochineal and lead white

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