Blue: The History of a Color, Michel Pastoureau, Princeton University Press, 2001, VG

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Pastoureau, Michel. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2001
English, Very Good hardcover 8vo 9 1/4" x 9 3/4", 216 pp.
ISBN: 0691090505

Very good 8vo, 9 1/4" x 9 3/4", navy cloth over boards, gold embossed title to spine, full-color illustration of "Woman in Blue Reading a Letter" to frontispiece. Very minimal rubbing to corners, very mild shelfwear, soiling at top corner to front, smudge to full title page, soiling to page 214, chip to pages 210-211, otherwise bright and tightly bound. Very good full-color pictorial dust jacket featuring an illustration of "The Wilton Diptych" to front, gray plate with gold trim and blue and black titling to front, dark turquoise spine with embossed gold and white lettering, full color illustration of "Blue Sponge Relief" to back, mild edge-wear, mild bumping at tail and head, now protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. 216 pp. Replete with 99 full-color plates, Bibliography, History of Color and Index. Did you know that blue was not used in the art of the ancient humans and it took hundreds of years for humanity to learn to reproduce it? Read this book to find out more interesting facts about blue and how it plays a role in art, architecture and life.