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A Perfect Red A Perfect Red Recounts The Colorful History Of Cochineal, A Legendary Red Dye That Was Once One Of The World S Most Precious Commodities Treasured By The Ancient Mexicans, Cochineal Was Sold In The Great Aztec Marketplaces, Where It Attracted The Attention Of The Spanish Conquistadors In 1519 Shipped To Europe, The Dye Created A Sensation, Producing The Brightest, Strongest Red The World Had Ever Seen Soon Spain S Cochineal Monopoly Was Worth A Fortune Desperate To Find Their Own Sources Of The Elusive Dye, The English, French, Dutch, And Other Europeans Tried To Crack The Enigma Of Cochineal Did It Come From A Worm, A Berry, A Seed Could It Be Stolen From Mexico And Transplanted To Their Own Colonies Pirates, Explorers, Alchemists, Scientists, And Spies All Joined The Chase For Cochineal, A Chase That Lasted Than Three Centuries A Perfect Red Tells Their Stories True Life Tales Of Mystery, Empire, And Adventure, In Pursuit Of The Most Desirable Color On Earth.


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10 thoughts on “A Perfect Red

  1. says:

    Cochineal was the source of rich red color for centuries What is it A question for which Europe had no true answer for hundreds of years This book tells the tale of the color red, how the color was viewed in society in various periods of time An indicator of class distinction, or of harlotry, for example It is primarily a tale of adventure in which many attempt to locate t...


  2. says:

    Since I seem to be on a roll talking about books that have to do with knitting, I ll add this one Cochineal, who knew Years out from reading the book, I still get pleasure thinking about it when I notice it on the bookshelf Cochineal is a dyestuff derived from parasitic colonies of scale insects that are native to Mexican cacti For centuries it was a commodity that drove empire and espionage worldwide, as the subtitle says Before cochineal was available from the Spanish colon...


  3. says:

    Extremely interesting chronicle of what was once a highly lucrative commodity that nobody really remembers today a bug that produces a red dye that, at the time, couldn t be beat.We all know Spain mined the new world for its gold and silver but cochineal was an empire money maker for hundreds of years, mainly because it kept the insect a secret, exporting only the dye product to those willing to pay handsomely for it but never revealing its origin Even after it was proved to be an insect ste Extremely interesting chronicle of what was once a highly lucrative commodity that nobody really remembers today a bug that produces a red dye that, at the time, couldn t be beat.We all know Spain mined the new world for its gold and silver but cochineal was an empire money maker for hundreds of years, mainly because it kept the insect a secret, exporting only the dye product to those willing to pay handsomely for it but never r...


  4. says:

    This book reminds me of an optical illusion that looks like one thing when you look at it one way, but looks like something totally different when viewed another way think of the ubiquitous Escher posters Viewed from one perspective, A Perfect Red is a quirky and witty, albeit highly selective, history of Western Civilization from 1500 to the present, with a special emphasis on the Spanish Empire From another perspective, it is a 261 page history of the trade in a particular commodity that This book reminds me of an optical illusion that looks like one thing when you look at it one way, but looks like something totally different when viewed another way think of the ubiquitous Escher posters Viewed from one perspective, A Perfect Red is a quirky and witty, albeit highly selective, history of Western Civilization from 1500 to the present, with a special emphasis on the Spanish Empire From another perspective, it is a 261 page history of the trade in a particular commodity that has no economic significance today but was marginally important 200 to 400 years ago.The commodity in question is cochineal Dactylopius coccus , a red dye prepared from the bodies of a kind of insect that attacks and lives in and on prickly pear cacti pads that grow in Mexico and the American Southwest Th...


  5. says:

    I m afraid that A Perfect Red Empire Espionage, the Quest for the Color of Desire didn t do a whole lot for me And I don t think it s Amy Butler Greensfield s fault You see, I was kind of confused when I picked this up at my local library s used bookstore in July 2011 The kindly volunteers who manage the store had shelved it on the hardback fiction shelf and when I read the synopsis I thought that this must fictional history I ve read those before heavy on the history, but still a fi I m afraid that A Perfect Red Empire Espionage, the Quest for the Color of Desire didn t do a whole lot for me And I don t think it s Amy Butler Greensfield s fault You see, I was kind of confused when I picked this up at my local library s used bookstore in July 2011 The kindly volunteers who manage the store had shelved it on the har...


  6. says:

    I often enjoy histories of small or offbeat subjects It can be a great way to learn obscure things and to think about bigger historical events in a different way Amy Greenfield s history of cochineal Europe s premier red dyestuff is a terrific example of this genre A Perfect Red weaves together the cultural history of the color red, particular...


  7. says:

    Fascinating A beautifully portrayed, heartfeltly written, and impressively researched story about how the color red was sought after, and how the color red along with competing colors has and continues to affect past and present cultures From botanists to spies, from industrialists to inventors, from politics to revolutions this is a true action book, made all theamazing because its true from history a MUST READ for anyone who has ever dabbled in art, fashion, or fallen in love with Fascinating A beautifully portrayed, heartfeltly written, and impressively research...


  8. says:

    I will never get tired of how interesting history can be, especially in the hands of a good author I will also never get tired of the thrill that comes with focusing on one specific thing in this case, cochineal an insect based red dye and then realizing how this one thing is connected to so many other aspects of history I adored this book it taught me things I didn t know, added new layers and complexity to things I did know, and made me stop and think about something as ubiquitous and I will never get tired of how interesting history can be, especially in the hands of a good author I will also never get tired of the thrill that comes with focusing on one specific thing in this case, cochineal an insect based red dye and then realizing how this one thing is connected to so many other aspects of history I adored this book it taught me things I didn t know, ...


  9. says:

    This is a story about the history of the development of the color red in the textile industry It has some really interesting parts, and some really dry and boring parts I listened to is on audio, and the narrator Suzanne Toren is fabulous and I think she made an at times dry subject matter come al...


  10. says:

    It s amazing how interesting history can be in the hands of a talented author Butler Greenfield weaves a fascinating tale of international espionage and fashion in this well crafted tome that is anythi...


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