The Colours of History

How Colours Shaped the World

Clive Gifford, illustrated by Marc-Etienne Peintre
AUD $19.99

A vibrant exploration of the stories behind different colours, and the roles they've played throughout history.

Why did Roman emperors wear purple? Which colour is made from crushed beetles? What green pigment might be used to build super-fast computers of the future? From black to white, and all the colours in between, every shade has a story to tell. Each colour group is introduced with a stunning and interpretative double-page spread illustration, followed by illustrated entries exploring the history of particular shades. With vivid, thought-provoking illustrations and engaging, bite-sized text, this book is a feast for the eyes and the mind, ready to enthral budding artists and historians alike.

Author bio:

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of more than 200 books for children and young adults. His titles published by Ivy Kids include The Human Body in 30 Seconds, Brain Twisters, and Eye Benders, winner of the 2014 Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9781784939670
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: QED
Pub Date: March 2018
Page Extent: 64
Format: Paperback
Age: 8 - 12
Subject: History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage)