The Resource The alchemy of paint : art, science, and secrets from the Middle Ages, by Spike Bucklow

The alchemy of paint : art, science, and secrets from the Middle Ages, by Spike Bucklow

Label
The alchemy of paint : art, science, and secrets from the Middle Ages
Title
The alchemy of paint
Title remainder
art, science, and secrets from the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
by Spike Bucklow
Title variation
Art, science, and secrets from the Middle Ages
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Alchemy of Paint: Art, Science and Secrets from the Middle Ages, Spike Bucklow sets out to unravel the myths behind pigments like dragonsblood - said to be a mixture of elephant and dragon blood. Examining both the medieval palette and the often cloak-and-dagger science that created it, he uncovers the secret recipes behind the luxurious colours we are familiar with today. Driven by an overriding passion for art, his aim is to restore value to colour. The purity of white is not owned by a computer manufacturer. Spike Bucklow reminds us all that our experience of colour is fundamentally a natural sensation that can verge on the divine."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bucklow, Spike
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1510
LC item number
.B83 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pigments
  • Artists' materials
  • Science, Medieval
  • Artists' materials
  • Pigments
  • Science, Medieval
Label
The alchemy of paint : art, science, and secrets from the Middle Ages, by Spike Bucklow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Colour : dyes, pigments, and metals -- Ch. 2. Ultramarine : from over the seas -- Ch. 3. Vermilion : towards the philosophers' stone -- Ch. 4. Metallic blues : the powers of the planets -- Ch. 5. Dragonsblood : the fruit of mortal combat -- Ch. 6. Gold : the riches of the unknown -- Ch. 7. Colour : the other side - Ch. 8. Vermilion : the sublime, crystallised -- Ch. 9. Gold : the love that conquers death -- Ch. 10. The science of colour : Epilogue
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780714531724
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009024496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318876119
  • (OCoLC)ocn318876119
Label
The alchemy of paint : art, science, and secrets from the Middle Ages, by Spike Bucklow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Colour : dyes, pigments, and metals -- Ch. 2. Ultramarine : from over the seas -- Ch. 3. Vermilion : towards the philosophers' stone -- Ch. 4. Metallic blues : the powers of the planets -- Ch. 5. Dragonsblood : the fruit of mortal combat -- Ch. 6. Gold : the riches of the unknown -- Ch. 7. Colour : the other side - Ch. 8. Vermilion : the sublime, crystallised -- Ch. 9. Gold : the love that conquers death -- Ch. 10. The science of colour : Epilogue
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780714531724
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009024496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318876119
  • (OCoLC)ocn318876119

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