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    • ISBN:9781781576458
    • Publication date:02 Aug 2018

Art Unfolded

A History of Art in Four Colours

By Ben Street

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Trace the history of art through 48 paintings and four colours, woven together to form a fascinating and kaleidoscopic tale.

Divine blue
Sensual red
Deathly green
Glistening gold

These four colours tell the story of art in a way that few other elements can. From the pigments used to make them - sometimes wildly expensive, like ultramarine, or dangerously toxic, like emerald green - to the varied and changing meanings applied to them, these colours grant us access to fascinating stories, both of individual works of art and the world in which they were created.

Biographical Notes

Ben Street is an art historian, lecturer and writer based in London. He lectures for many museums and institutions and runs his own art trips abroad.

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  • ISBN: 9781781575628
  • Publication date: 02 Aug 2018
  • Page count: 128
  • Imprint: Ilex Press
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