The Secret Lives of Color

In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh’s chrome yellow sunflowers or punk’s fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization.

Author: Kassia St Clair

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704946

Category: Art

Page: 320

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One of USA Today's “100 Books to Read While Stuck at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis” A dazzling gift, the unforgettable, unknown history of colors and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-colored volume. “Beautifully written . . . Full of anecdotes and fascinating research, this elegant compendium has all the answers.” —NPR, Best Books of 2017 The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes, and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso’s blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history. In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh’s chrome yellow sunflowers or punk’s fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture. “This passionate and majestic compedium will leave you bathed in the gorgeous optics of light.” —Elle

The Secret Life of Stars

Together, this clan of young and ambitious athletes have created their own
ecosystem, the Tarantula nebula, whose swirling gas tendrils glow and sing in
many colours across the cosmos. The colours of stars like this are fascinating.

Author: Lisa Harvey-Smith

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Australia

ISBN: 1760761362

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Astrophysics made fun!' Pam Melroy, former astronaut and space shuttle commander 'The most enjoyable stroll through the cosmos' Gerry Griffin, former flight director, Apollo Mission Control We all know the Sun, the powerhouse of our solar system, but what about Luyten's Flare, the Rosino-Zwicky Object or Chanal's variable star? For those whose curiosity takes them far beyond Earth's atmosphere, The Secret Life of Stars offers a personal and readily understood introduction to some of the Galaxy's most remarkable stars. Each chapter connects us to the various different and unusual stars and their amazing characteristics and attributes, from pulsars, blue stragglers and white dwarfs to cannibal stars and explosive supernovae. With chapter illustrations by Eirian Chapman, this book brings to life the remarkable personalities of these stars, reminding readers what a diverse and unpredictable universe we live in and how fortunate we are to live around a stable star, our Sun.

The Secret Lives of Garden Bees

Set them a task of trying to see which flowers the bees are visiting and what
colour the pollen they are collecting is. ... Some are arranged in seasons and
colours so that you can see the colour of the pollen on the bees and look to see
what ...

Author: Jean Vernon

Publisher: White Owl

ISBN: 1526711885

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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A friendly, accessible insight into the weird, but wonderful world of bees in your garden From the common or garden bumblebees that nest in bird boxes, compost heaps and old mouse holes, making ‘Winnie the Pooh’ style honey pots to feed their babes, to the quirky wool carder bee; a solitary bee that combs the fluff from garden plants to line her brood cells and the amazing leaf cutter bee that carves chunks out of plant foliage to seal it’s egg chambers. This book will reveal the secrets and fascinating lives of the bees that live and breed in your garden, from buzz pollination, to the bee robbers that cheat the plants and steal nectar by stealth. With a chapter per season to explore what you are likely to see in your garden, great plants to grow to help them, plus other fascinating information on these secretive creatures, this book is designed to bring alive the world of garden before your very eyes.

The Secret Lives Of The Dalai Lama

It is said that almost immediately the colour of the water began to change,
passing successively through each colour of the rainbow. Then, just as suddenly,
it cleared to reveal countless images of the gods and goddesses of the Tibetan ...

Author: Alexander Norman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748115765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama is renowned the world over for his unswerving dedication to non-violence in his efforts to achieve justice for Tibet, yet the Chinese call him 'a wolf in monk's robes'. He is fourteenth in a lineage whose history is every bit as bloody and intrigue-laden as that of the Papacy. The sixth Dalai Lama was a notorious womaniser, four successive ones were almost certainly murdered and the present Dalai Lama has himself been the target of attacks that resulted in the brutal murder of a close colleague THE LIVES OF THE DALAI LAMA gives a fast-paced and absorbing insight into the real story of Tibetan culture, politics and spirituality, and shows the Dalai Lama as a man of courage, compassion and honesty.

The Last Leonardo The Secret Lives of the World s Most Expensive Painting

A more sensibly priced version of the same colour, from the same convent, was
made of azurite acquired from Austrian and ... that the Florentine contract
commissioning the Adoration specified that Leonardo had to buy his colours from

Author: Ben Lewis

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008313431

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 416

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500 years after the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, Ben Lewis considers the unrivalled legacy of his art through an original biography of the ‘Salvator Mundi’ (Saviour of the World) – the lost Da Vinci painting.

The Secret Lives of Sisters

But when I tried to come up with a colour for myself, all I kept thinking of was tofu,
colourless really. Like tofu, I could soak up and blend with whatever was around
me. Take on the flavour of something else, but without having flavour or colour to

Author: Linda Kelsey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444727966

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Hannah has always felt in the shadow of her older sister, Cat. Cat is the flamboyant one, the one who can make everyone laugh. Hannah is so quiet that her parents often joke, ‘Has Cat got your tongue?’ Now Hannah has a daughter of her own, who is about to get married. On the day of the wedding, Cat’s caustic tongue is once again let loose with devastating consequences. As Hannah is compelled to examine her past and to try to make sense of her complicated relationship with her sister, she begins to unravel the secrets and lies on which their seemingly normal family was built. While the truth has the potential to finally unite the sisters, it also has the power to tear them apart for good. Linda Kelsey’s new novel has all the emotional intelligence, warmth and honesty that characterised her debut, Fifty is Not a Four-letter Word. It’s a novel for every woman with a sister, and every woman who ever wanted one.

The Secret Lives of Ghosts

As well as living energetic and passionate lives, the ghosts are keenly interested
in their deaths and may take great ... The presence of tragic spirits can appear to
hang heavily even over places offering a cacophony of colour, noise and ...

Author: Paul Gater


ISBN: 1291499652

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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This is the third book in Paul Gater's investigation of the supernatural - 'Living with Ghosts' and 'Ghosts at War' were both popularly successful paperbacks, Large Print and E-book editions. Paul has interviewed hundreds of 'ordinary' people as well as psychics, mediums and ghost-hunters. He reveals how far from being cold and inhuman, the phantoms which haunt our towns and countrysides live busy, passionate lives. They are involved in love tangles, vendettas, jealous plots, remorseful penitence, fascinating tales of desire, hate, revenge and death covering many centuries. Paul writes regular features on the supernatural for newspapers and magazines. His books are critically acclaimed as 'absorbing and fascinating reads'. Here he also includes interviews with his wife Dilys Gater and friend Jaine Francis, both professional mediums.

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

Here was the south, here was warmth, light, vibrant colour, white houses with
terracotta roofsand a luxuriant vegetation reminiscentofthe tropics, mimosa
andoleander, yucca and bougainvillaea, oliveandpalm trees. Mostof theland on
Cap ...

Author: Selina Hastings

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848544588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 254

For nearly sixty years Somerset Maugham (1874--1965) was one of the most famous writers in the world. An enormously successful playwright and the author of over a hundred short stories and twenty-one novels -- several of which are now established classics

The Secret Life of Birds

... that birds fly – or at least are descended from ancestors who were adapted to
flight – dominates all aspects of their lives. ... the eyes as a whole have a greater
concentration of light-gathering, colour-sensitive cones than any other vertebrate.

Author: Colin Tudge

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141962100

Category: Nature

Page: 496

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All animals are equal - but some, as George Orwell said, are more equal than others, and birds, most people would surely agree, are in the very first rank. They can do almost everything that mammals can do - and more. By mastering flight, they have a way of living that encompasses the whole world. In The Secret Life of Birds, Colin Tudge explores the life of birds, all around the globe. From the secrets of migration to their complicated family lives, their differing habitats and survival techniques to the secrets of flight, this is a fascinating account of how birds live, why they matter, and whether they really are dinosaurs. Colin Tudge shows how birds - who are like us in the general sense but very different in the particulars - live and think. For birds have minds: they feel, they are aware, they work things out. And so, by considering the birds, asking how and why it is possible for them to be so different, we gain insight into ourselves. Birds are beautiful, lively, intriguing - and all around us. This rich and endlessly absorbing book opens up their lives to everyone.

The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters the ultimate heart warming read for 2018

There's nothing quite like making your own home; filling up the spaces with
things you've been given or have bought; deciding where to put the television;
disagreeing over the paint, only to settle on a colour that looks dangerously close
to ...

Author: Nadiya Hussain

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008192278

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 444

‘Packed with humour and warmth’ - Heat

The Secret Life of Tigers

Traces the family life of three tigresses and their cubs preserved in the Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India.

Author: Valmik Thapar

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195697902

Category: Nature

Page: 99

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The Secret Life of Tigers documents the family life of three tigresses and their cubs at every stage of the cubs' development, from soon after birth to adulthood. Presenting extraordinary discoveries about the lives of tigers, with the role of the father recorded in the wild for the first time, this enhanced second edition passionately argues for greater involvement of the government and the general public to save the tiger as it battles extinction in thenear future.

The Secret Language of Color

Celebrates the way in which color impacts all aspects of life, exploring such topics as color's physics and chemistry, how language influences the colors people see, and misconceptions about color.

Author: Joann Eckstut

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1579129498

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 471

Celebrates the way in which color impacts all aspects of life, exploring such topics as color's physics and chemistry, how language influences the colors people see, and misconceptions about color.

The Secret Doctrine

Violet is the colour of the Astral. You begin with it, but ... During life it radiates
prismatic colours, fiery and opalescent. The heart is the centre of ... Christ and
apoixonius. 583 remorse, the prickings of conscience ; 582 THE SECRET

Author: H. P. Blavatsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108073247

Category: History

Page: 628

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A three-volume 'synthesis of science, religion, and philosophy' by one of the nineteenth century's most controversial spiritualists.

The Secret Lives of Richard Andr 1834 1907

82 ferreted out Meisenbach ' s secret methods by relying on the same
concealment and disguise that in the past had ... The new firm , André & Sleigh ,
Limited , pioneered photographic full - colour reproduction and printing and
produced the ...

Author: Thomas Edgar Blom



Category: Authors, English 19th century Biography

Page: 62

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The Individuality of Colour

It can be said that colours become an integral part of our soul life. The human
being ... Not only does the eye see colour, the human soulfeels colour, lives in
colour, calling forth a moral impression. In the human soul, ... Is it not an 'open
secret ...

Author: Elisabeth Wagner-Koch

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855842262

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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The Secret Life of Insects

And so these graceful little creatures take to the air for just an instant of their lives
— all that nature allows them in order to reproduce , to enable each ... When
seen on the surface of the water , back - swimmers appear to be silver in colour .

Author: P. Passerin d'Entrèves



Category: Insects

Page: 384

View: 164

Pond life - Termites - Diptera - Ants - Bess and wasps - Camouflage and mimicry - Butterflies and moths - Metamorphosis of the caterpillar - Scarab beetles - Jumping insects - Locuststs_

The Secret Life of Gujjar Mal and Other Stories

She ' s really quite beautiful this Sonia , skin smooth as ivory , with a high - pink
natural colour in the cheeks , and golden hair , real gold . VBS has the privilege .
He changed very , very fast , he dares not keep the minister waiting . He thanks ...

Author: Nina Sibal




Page: 207

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The Secret Life of Textiles

Author: Philip Anthony Sykas

Publisher: Bolton Museum Art Gallery & Aquarium


Category: Pattern books

Page: 160

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Illustrated largely in colour, 'The Secret Life of Textiles' offers brief catalogue summaries of 48 archive groups of textile pattern books that make up six regional holdings, and will be of interest to scholars, historians, and those with an interest in textiles, pattern design and local history.

The Secret Language of Your Body

- Further insight into Inna Segal's personal battle with back pain, anxiety and the skin condition psoriases, and how she was able to overcome her challenges using the techniques in this book.

Author: Inna Segal

Publisher: Blue Angel Gallery

ISBN: 9780980286557

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

View: 549

The essential reference guide for traditional and alternative health practitioners, and anyone interested in the inner workings of their body, self-healing and wellbeing.In this newly revised, expanded and updated edition of her bestselling book, author Inna Segal unveils the secrets to understanding the messages of your body and reveals the underlying mental, emotional and energetic causes of physical symptoms and medical conditions. This powerful handbook delves deeply into the possible reasons for health issues in all areas of your body. Inna offers a unique, step-by-step method to assist in returning your body to its natural state of health. By encouraging you to connect with your innate healing intelligence and calling on your body's in-built ability to heal itself, Inna gently guides you on a journey of life-changing transformation and empowerment where you will:- Heal the emotional, mental and energetic cause of physical ailments- Use easy, quick, practical exercises to heal your organs- Learn the secret language of disease and powerful processes for healing- Understand and release limiting thoughts and emotions- Discover how to use colour to heal your life- Uncover and apply the messages your body has to teach youWHAT'S NEW IN THIS EDITION?- Powerful and intensified healing processes to restore your body to health and wellness.- Total of 360 ailments now covered with over 140 new medical conditions added to the 'Secret Language of Physical Ailments' section.- Expanded 'Secret Language of your Body' chapter with additional body parts.- More information on the mental, emotional and energetic causes of illness and disease in different parts of the body.- Specific colours and emotions to work with to address and help heal physical problems.- Further insight into Inna Segal's personal battle with back pain, anxiety and the skin condition psoriases, and how she was able to overcome her challenges using the techniques in this book.

The Secret in the Rainbow

There is a secret, which only children are allowed to know, children just like you!
... When a child, like yourself, is finding something in life a little difficult, or they
are making the wrong choices, ... In a pretty little town called Colour Falls, lives a.

Author: Tammy Ann Clark

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496976428


Page: 28

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There is a secret, which only children are allowed to know, children just like you! There are two children called Confidence and Courage who live in the rainbow, they are the Secret Rainbow Children. When a child like yourself is finding something in life a little difficult, or they are making the wrong choices, Confidence and Courage slide down the rainbow to come and help that child with a gift of change. For the really lucky children that try super hard, they even get rewarded with a rainbow badge! In this story, Leon will take you on his journey of how he went from Rainbow negative to Rainbow positive.