Reviewed by Abby Morrow, Community Engagement Librarian
Did you know that silver was once thought to detect poison, which made it a popular choice for utensils, which lead to our everyday silverware? That’s just one example of the 75 color profiles found in The Secret Lives of Color. The book is a compilation of magazine columns, so the entries are short and to the point, but the writing is very descriptive and (pardon the pun) colorful. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in history, fashion, art, or just loves to collect color swatches from paint stores. It’s also a good choice for readers who are short on time because each entry is only one or two pages.
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