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June 13th, 2011


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08:20 am - #43
Moments ago, I finished reading a library book, Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay. This book preceded the Jewels book by the same author, and she spent her research for it, traveling to many places famed for their pigments and dyes. Reading this book gave me an entirely different outlook on the history of art, and made me think about color in a new way.

I flashed this book Saturday at my sister the artist, who also teaches art, and it's one that she treasures, and I can see why.

If you have any interest in art/dying/painting/art history, I'd recommend reading this book.

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From:rince1wind
Date:June 13th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
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I'll check it out -- though my interest in your aforementioned differs vis a vis "dying" ... I'm more interested in dyeing... :)
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From:mycroftca
Date:June 13th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure you're dyeing to try your hand at it.

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From:rince1wind
Date:June 13th, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Day-enu!
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From:mycroftca
Date:June 13th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
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It's never enough, but I'll pass over the comment.

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From:mazal_
Date:June 13th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)

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Thanks for the book recommendation.
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From:mycroftca
Date:June 13th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
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Enjoy!
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From:realpestilence
Date:June 13th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
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Another one for my list! \0/


I just finished a book called "Pulp Art: Original Cover Paintings for the Great American Pulp Magazines", by Robert Lesser. I liked it very much-it was interesting, and made me sad that most of the original paintings were either immediately trashed after the cover photos were shot, or lost along the way. Thousands of them!
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From:mycroftca
Date:June 13th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
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You'll just have to find the magazines!

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