Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire, A

Amy Butler Greenfield

Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire, A

Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire, A

Amy Butler Greenfield

This colorful account is a richly researched, dramatic, enthralling look thatportrays the color red as a driving force in history and empire since ancienttimes. 8-page color insert. Lue lisää

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Tuotetiedot

  • Näytä kaikki
    • Kustantaja Harper Perennial
    • ISBN 9780060522766
    • Tuotekoodi 9780060522766
    • Kirjoittajat Amy Butler Greenfield
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 25.04.2006
    • Sivumäärä 338
    • Asiasanat World - General; Techniques - Color; Data Transmission Systems - General
    • Pituus (mm) 203.2
    • Leveys (mm) 134.112
    • Korkeus (mm) 22.098
    • Paino (g) 0.277

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In the sixteenth century, one of the world's most precious commodities was cochineal, a legendary red dye treasured by the ancient Mexicans and sold in the great Aztec marketplaces, where it attracted the attention of the Spanish conquistadors. 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. As the English, French, Dutch, and other Europeans joined the chase for cochineal -- a chase that lasted for more than three centuries -- a tale of pirates, explorers, alchemists, scientists, and spies unfolds. A Perfect Red evokes with style and verve this history of a grand obsession, of intrigue, empire, and adventure in pursuit of the most desirable color on earth.

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This colorful account is a richly researched, dramatic, enthralling look thatportrays the color red as a driving force in history and empire since ancienttimes. 8-page color insert. Lue lisää

Myymäläsaatavuus

Tuotetiedot

  • Näytä kaikki
    • Kustantaja Harper Perennial
    • ISBN 9780060522766
    • Tuotekoodi 9780060522766
    • Kirjoittajat Amy Butler Greenfield
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 25.04.2006
    • Sivumäärä 338
    • Asiasanat World - General; Techniques - Color; Data Transmission Systems - General
    • Pituus (mm) 203.2
    • Leveys (mm) 134.112
    • Korkeus (mm) 22.098
    • Paino (g) 0.277

Tuotekuvaus

In the sixteenth century, one of the world's most precious commodities was cochineal, a legendary red dye treasured by the ancient Mexicans and sold in the great Aztec marketplaces, where it attracted the attention of the Spanish conquistadors. 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. As the English, French, Dutch, and other Europeans joined the chase for cochineal -- a chase that lasted for more than three centuries -- a tale of pirates, explorers, alchemists, scientists, and spies unfolds. A Perfect Red evokes with style and verve this history of a grand obsession, of intrigue, empire, and adventure in pursuit of the most desirable color on earth.

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