Catalogue Number: 2540
Colour. Travels through the paintbox
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: FINLAY Victoria
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2002
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Hodder and Stoughton
Description Of Item: Paperback, 128 x 198 mm, colour printed cover, 494 pages, 4 maps of the author's travels in four countries one of which is Australia, , 22 illustrations most in colour on plates after page 222, handwritten inscription on dedication page reading ' Christmas 2007. Barry, More about colour. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Ross and Marion '
Historical Significance: The author studied social anthropology at St Andrew's University and became a journalist in Hong Kong, working for five years as arts editor for the The South China Morning Post. She reports her discoveries about the sources and origins of pigments and dyes and efforts of artists and artisans to make colours in painting and the decorative arts. The book was a gift to Barry Cole from Ross and Marion Harris reflecting Ross and Barry's collaboration in research into colour blind artists and cricketers.
How Acquired: Donated by Barry L Cole, life member Australian College of Optometry
Date Acquired: Jan 2015
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection