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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