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  • Paperback
  • 382 pages
  • Bright Earth
  • Philip Ball
  • English
  • 05 November 2017
  • 0226036286

10 thoughts on “Bright Earth

  1. says:

    This review originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News Whenever I tell people that I m colorblind they want to talk about it, which can be frustrating What s it like they ask What s it like not being colorblind I reply The best I can do is to explain that, no, the world doesn t look like a black and white movie to me I m mildly red green deficient For me, some pinkish beiges are identical to greenish ones some purples are indistinguishable from bluish gray You can see what I see This review originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News Whenever I tell people that I m colorblind they want to talk about it, which can be frustrating What s it like they ask What s it like not being colorblind I reply The best I can do is to explain that, no, the world doesn t look like a black and white movie to me I m mildly red green deficient For me, some pinkish beiges are identical to greenish ones some purples are indistinguishable from bluish gray You can see what I see if you go to www.colorfield.com FilterGallery1a.html and put your cursor over the word deutan between the pictures But there s no way we can talk about what I see or from your point of view don t see.Language has alway...


  2. says:

    Wow, this is the book I have needed for years Ball reminds me of John McPhee when he takes on a subject it is an all inclusive ride Ball is a chemist and an excellent writer with a wonderful understanding of art He takes apart color history going back to the Greeks and Egyptians and provides information on so many artists, painting and dying techniques up to the present He includes a whole chapter on Blue, another on purple He describes how colors were used in the renaissance, how alchemis Wow, this is the book I have needed for years Ball reminds me of John McPhee when he takes on a subject it is an all inclusive ride Ball is a chemist and an excellent writer with a wonderful understanding of art He takes apart color history going ba...


  3. says:

    Bright Earth a book that I had no knowledge of except that it had ended up on my Reading List, and somehow thought was going to be a novel set in India turns out to be a history of the pigments used in artists paints It was an eye opener, even literally I suppose I had never really thought about the character of art being influenced by the available materials I hope I am not alone in having unthinkingly sort of assumed that all pigments were available to all artists everywhere, and tha Bright Earth a book that I had no knowledge of except that it had ended up on my Reading List, and somehow thought was going to be a novel set in India turns out to be a history of the pigments used in artists paints It was an eye opener, even literally I suppose I had never really thought about the character of art being influenced by the available materials I hope I am not alone in having unthinkingly sort of assumed that all pigments were available to all artists everywhere, and that color choices in art were pretty much just a matter of culture and aesthetics I had another think coming.The book begins with a brief outline of the science, physics, and chemistry of color, then progressesor less chronologically from antiquity to the early 20th Century Then, there is an especially interesting chapter on how and why paintings decay over time and another on art prints in reproduction Ball closes with a pair of weaker but nece...


  4. says:

    2,75Non ho capito la maggior parte delle cose di chimica e non ho trovato nozioni interessanti inerenti all arte antica e moderna che gi non conoscessi Si concentra troppo sull arte contemporanea e a me questa non interessa O meglio, non mi interessa approfondirla cos tanto Se siete interessati ai pittori del XX e XXI secolo ve...


  5. says:

    The best parts are the historical tracereis of the names of colors we take for granted but have no connection any to the earthiness of their origins Like this Crimson comes from the Greek word that approximated the name of an insect that when crushed by pestol would produce an intense dye of deep bluish red.It is not particularly well written very dense and sometimes clumsy But, it is so fascinating that one puts up with the style because the ideas are so intriguing.The most interest The ...


  6. says:

    Brimful of facts, the book enhances our understanding of colors, color perception and production, drawing and history of art in general It portrays interesting intertwinement of painting techniques development and hardware available for artists at various points in history.I found it impossible to read without an Internet access available around Despite a number of illustrations the author constantly refers and for good reasons to a yet greater number of works Thus it isrewarding Brimful of facts, the book enhances our understanding of colors, color perception and production, drawing and history of art in general It portrays interesting intertwinement of painting techniques development and hardware available for artists at various points in history.I found it impossible to read without an Internet access available around Despite a number of illustrations the author constantly refers and for good reasons ...


  7. says:

    Affascinante Il blu oltremare si chiama cos non perch suggerisca il mare ma perch veniva da oltre il mare , dal lontano oriente Il Magenta ha questo nome per celebrare l omonima vittoria dei francesi Ci sdilinquiamo per i girasoli di Van Gogh, ma erano di un altro giallo quando li ha dipinti Ball, chimico affascinato dall arte e dalla tecnica artistica, ha scritto uno dei libri pi coinvolgenti e trascinanti che abbia letto negli ultimi anni anche se ho capito meno della met delle reaz Affascinante Il blu oltremare si chiama cos non perch suggerisca il mare ma perch veniva da oltre il mare , dal lontano oriente Il Magenta ha questo nome per celebrare l omonima vittoria dei francesi Ci sdilinquiamo per i girasoli di Van Gogh, ma erano di un altro giallo quando li ha dipinti Ball, chimico affascinato dall arte e dalla tecnica artistica...


  8. says:

    Great info Well written, almost too much info, but very interesting


  9. says:

    A lot of info Some interesting points Actually wish he elaborated someon the color blue.


  10. says:

    The subtitle of this book is Art and the Invention of Color It s a book that I ve been looking for, for years I saw it once in the bookstore at a museum, many years ago and didn t buy it When I saw it again, it was an instant purchase The book pretty much answers the very basic question Where does color come from From the early Greeks and their very basic palette, to the Renaissance and beyond Out of the birth of Chemistry came vibrant colors used b...


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Bright Earth From Egyptian Wall Paintings To The Venetian Renaissance, Impressionism To Digital Images, Philip Ball Tells The Fascinating Story Of How Art, Chemistry, And Technology Have Interacted Throughout The Ages To Render The Gorgeous Hues We Admire On Our Walls And In Our Museums.Finalist For The 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award.


About the Author: Philip Ball

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