Secret Lives of Colour - Hardback

The Secret Lives of Colour tells the unusual stories of the 75 most fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From scarlet women to imperial purple, from the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, these surprising stories of colour run like a bright thread through our history. 

In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colours and where they come from into a unique study of human civilisation. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of colour tell the vivid story of our culture.