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Finlay, Victoria

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Works: 16 works in 93 publications in 4 languages and 4,271 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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The brilliant history of color in art by Victoria Finlay( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey from the Ice Age to the Digital Age with a surprising cast of characters on this worldwide tour of color in art. Discover the strange, intriguing, and humorous stories of your favorite colors, the science behind them, and how they forever changed the courses of art and history. Were it not for Cleopatra, for instance, purple might not have become the royal color of the Western world. Without Napoleon, the black graphite pencil might never have found its way into the hands of Cézanne. Without mango-eating cows, the sunsets of Turner might have lost their shimmering glow. And were it not for the pigment cobalt blue, the halls of museums worldwide might still be filled with forged Vermeers. The Brilliant History of Color in Art is also a treasure trove of world art, from cave paintings to Roman treasures and Chinese dragon scrolls; to works by Titian and Michelangelo, Monet and Kandinsky, Rothko and Hockney; to contemporary sculpture and graffiti art. Many of the book's 166 spectacular images are from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum
Jewels : a secret history by Victoria Finlay( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of gemstones brings together the lore and legends of fabulous jewels, from ancient times to the present day, offering tales, trivia, and secrets about diamonds, rubies, sapphires, pearls, opals, and other precious and semi-precious stones
Buried treasure : travels through the jewel box by Victoria Finlay( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work uncovers the secret histories of precious stones. The author's search takes her to Egypt to find the lost emerald mines of Cleopatra, to the Australian opal fields with their underground towns, to Burma where she is spied on by the military junta, and to a secret location to meet a diamond cutter
Colour : travels through the paintbox by Victoria Finlay( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part travelogue, part narrative history, this text lifts the lid on the historical palette and unearths a wealth of stories about the quest for colours, and our efforts to understand them
Das Geheimnis der Farben : eine Kulturgeschichte by Victoria Finlay( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in German and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zi se, Violet by Wei Fen Li( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xiang zheng gu dai di wang de Tai er zi (Tyrian purple) jiu jing shi zen me zhi cheng de? ben shu zuo zhe gen ju zhong gu shi ji wen xian ji zai, zou fang Wei fei ni ji yi ji, ye zai Bei lu te guo jia bo wu guan li kan Tai er zi ran se yang mao, zai Mo xi ge de yang guang xia, kan dao hai gua niu de yan lei you tou ming zhuan cheng dan zi de ran se guo cheng. zui zhong shi zai 2001 nian yi nian yi chang gu dai ran liao yan tao hui zhong, cai kan dao chun zheng xian yan de Tai er zi. er Gu luo ma huang di shen shang de zi yi wu fa qu chu de xing chou wei, zheng shi quan li de wei dao
Hong se, Red by Victoria Finlay( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huang se, Yellow by Victoria Finlay( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lan se, Blue by Victoria Finlay( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colour by Victoria Finlay( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part travelogue, part narrative history, this work unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This book looks at how green was carried by yaks along the silk road, and how an entire nation was founded on the colour purple
Color : a natural history of the palette by Victoria Finlay( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this vivid and captivating journey through the colors of an artist?s palette, Victoria Finlay takes us on an enthralling adventure around the world and through the ages, illuminating how the colors we choose to value have determined the history of culture itself. How did the most precious color blue travel all the way from remote lapis mines in Afghanistan to Michelangelo?s brush? What is the connection between brown paint and ancient Egyptian mummies? Why did Robin Hood wear Lincoln green? In Color, Finlay explores the physical materials that color our world, such as precious minerals and insect blood, as well as the social and political meanings that color has carried through time. Roman emperors used to wear togas dyed with a purple color that was made from an odorous Lebanese shellfish?which probably meant their scent preceded them. In the eighteenth century, black dye was called logwood and grew along the Spanish Main. Some of the first indigo plantations were started in America, amazingly enough, by a seventeen-year-old girl named Eliza. And the popular van Gogh painting White Roses at Washington?s National Gallery had to be renamed after a researcher discovered that the flowers were originally done in a pink paint that had faded nearly a century ago. Color is full of extraordinary people, events, and anecdotes?painted all the more dazzling by Finlay?s engaging style. Embark upon a thrilling adventure with this intrepid journalist as she travels on a donkey along ancient silk trade routes; with the Phoenicians sailing the Mediterranean in search of a special purple shell that garners wealth, sustenance, and prestige; with modern Chilean farmers breeding and bleeding insects for their viscous red blood. The colors that craft our world have never looked so bright. From the Hardcover edition
Travels through the jewel box by Victoria Finlay( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovering the secret histories of precious stones, Victoria Finlay's search takes her to Egypt to find the lost emerald mines of Cleopatra, to the Australian opal fields with their underground towns, to Burma where she is spied on by the military junta, and to a secret location to meet a diamond cutter
A secret history by Victoria Finlay( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovering the secret histories of precious stones, Victoria Finlay's search takes her to Egypt to find the lost emerald mines of Cleopatra, to the Australian opal fields with their underground towns, to Burma where she is spied on by the military junta, and to a secret location to meet a diamond cutter. Originally published: 2006
Mücevherlerin gizli tarihi by Victoria Finlay( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Jewels : a secret history
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English (60)

German (18)

Chinese (13)

Turkish (1)

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