Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour by Philip Ball

By Philip Ball

Color in paintings - as in lifestyles - is either inspiring and uplifting, yet the place does it come from? How have artists came across new colorings, and the way have those motivated their paintings? starting with the ancients - whilst only a handful of pigments made up the artist's palette - and charting the discoveries and advancements that experience ended in the numerous splendoured rainbow of contemporary paints, Bright Earth brings the tale of color spectacularly alive. choked with anecdotes approximately fortunate injuries and hapless misfortunes within the quests for brand new shades, it presents an unique and engaging new standpoint at the technological know-how of art.

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National e-book Critics Circle Award Nominee for feedback (2002)

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Nose in Fma9 5l the sun Who will know The Blue nose in —— am Chorus That the sun 5t proud fast Queen of the Grand Banks Fleet por— 5l 5t trayed on ev-ery dime Knew hard work m . miles gone away She is always best under full press Hard over as she' ll lay Who will know the Bluenose in the sun? Who will know the Bluenose in the suns Bridge That proud, fast Queen of the Grand Banks Fleet Portrayed on every dime Knew hard work in her time... hard work in every hne The nch men's toys of the Gloucester boys With their token bit of cod They snapped their spars and strained to pass her by But she left them all behind Now her namesake daughter remains to show what she has been What every schoolboy remembers and will not come agam To think she's the last of the Grand Banks Schooners That fed so many men And who will know the Bluenose in the sun?

So come all yono,pretty fair maids, a warning take by me Don't ever put your trust m the green willow tree For the leaves they will wither and the root it will die Make you thmk on all the times when you said "oh no, not I". mg since long be. ken by a — noth er man „kt 2, for hard — er to try a — — gam than it was to be — gin 3. tie of cheap — — er town es — cape And a tick-et to a — noth — — — —— I wouldn't take a train for home even if I could ( 'Cause they' ve been saving their joy for the jiometown boy Who went away to make I bet they cleared away the parlour so my Ma can dance me in the door And the Old Man can wink, and pour me a dnnk And ask me what the tears are for 7o I know I'm not crymg 'cause I think I' ve had it mighty tough I did my best with all the rest, But it just wasn't good enough And I' ve been working and training too long just to make it here To merely swallow my pnde and walk outside And come back another year I warms drown in the grape and make my escape On a ticket to another town 42 BLUENOSE Without the song Withour my this song l did m August Am Once a — — — — gainwith the tide she Fmas G head and comes a-wake' Turns her shps her hnes Am Where she lay so still there at Am/G Wharf now she quick — ly She will ga thers way Am range far south from the har-hour mouth And re — — — loice with ev — ery wave Am Who will know The Blue nose in 43 the sun Who v.

And yours is the open road. The bitter song, The heavy load that I' ll never share, tho' the offer's still there Every time you turn around. And yours is the open road. The bitter song, The heavy load that I' ll never share, tho' the offer's still there Every nme you turn around. ( r ( ( ( 62 BETWEEN THE BREAKS... LIVE] THE WITCH OF THE WESTMORLAND Words and Music by Archie Fisher, Keady Music. C. " She said "Pray, sheathe thy silvery sword.

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